So I’m minding my own business a few minutes ago when Gleeman IM’s me, asking me if the Braves actually called up Julio Lugo. His comment:
Swear to god i assumed it was a different Lugo. no way they’d call up the same guy … I figured they had some 21-year-old at AA or something.
So yeah, that’s pretty much the state of Atlanta’s organizational depth that they need to call up a guy with a bad glove who is hitting .231/.286/.365 in AAA at the age of 35. And who was shipped out by multiple teams over the past few years because of alleged attitude problems. Sadder still: Lugo is probably more valuable as a backup infielder than the guy he’s replacing. Diory Hernandez is hitting .212/.212/.333.
Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports that Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham underwent core muscle surgery in Philadelphia on Thursday and is expected to miss the next six to seven weeks.
Beckham, 28, was originally diagnosed with a strained left groin. He sustained the injury during spring training and reaggravated it on Monday against the Indians.
Beckham was off to a slow start, batting .179/.247/.262 in 93 plate appearances. Danny Valencia and Jace Peterson should handle the hot corner while Beckham is out.