When you see a good looking girl, you get married and sometimes things don't work out. I gave it my best and unfortunately things didn't work out. This is the best for both parties. I wanted it to work out but it didn't. ... I wanted to play right here with the Red Sox. I'm not happy that that didn't happen. But when things don't work out, it's best to move on.Steve Buckley says that the Mets, Cardinals and Cubs have some interest in Lugo. Amalie Benjamin says that "multiple teams have talked to Theo" about Lugo, but the Red Sox are not expecting much in return.
Update: Rob Bradford of WEEI reporting the same thing.
Julio Lugo's tenure in Boston is over.So, this seems likely:
The Red Sox will designate the shortstop for assignment on Friday, a move that will likely lead to his release, according to a major-league source.
The Red Sox will have 10 days to trade Lugo once the roster move is official. If they are unable to deal him, Lugo will be released.
Buchholz up, Bates down
Lowell up, Lugo DFA
Lowrie up, Buchholz down