Our long national nightmare is over. Julio Lugo has been DFA'd. The Sox now have a week to trade or release him.
Regardless the outcome, the Sox will likely be paying all or nearly all the rest of Lugo's $36 million contract.
For the record, that's $36 million for a collective line of .251/.319/.346, a 71 OPS+, with a UZR/150 of -40 runs at shortstop.
By the end of his contract, Lugo will have provided Boston with $4.8 million in value, a return of about 11 cents for every dollar the Red Sox invested in him.
Farewell, Julio. It's not your fault the Sox overpaid for talent you no longer had — and only briefly possessed — but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't happy to see you go.