Julio Lugo, who played for seven teams in a 12-year major league career, including a 51-game stint with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2009, has died. He was 45.
ESPN reported that the cause of death was presumed to be a heart attack, citing Lugo's family.
The Cardinals acquired Lugo from the Red Sox for outfielder Chris Duncan in July 2009, and he was valuable in a reserve role down the stretch as they won the NL Central. The team paid its respects via Twitter on Monday afternoon.
Lugo batted .269 with 80 homers and 475 RBIs from 2000-11 with the Astros, Devil Rays, Red Sox, Cardinals, Orioles and Braves. He was the shortstop for Boston's 2007 World Series championship team and batted .385 in the World Series sweep of the Colorado Rockies.