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Francona cuts Lugo some slack

Return may have been a bit hasty

By Amalie Benjamin
Globe Staff / May 5, 2009

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Part of the reason Julio Lugo was added to the roster when he was is tied to the bullpen. The Red Sox had maxed out their relievers for a Sunday game against the Yankees, requiring them to supplement the stable with Michael Bowden and send infielder Gil Velazquez back to Pawtucket. So, with Velazquez unavailable to be ... (Full article: 1117 words)

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