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Cards to take cash for Lugo

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak told ESPN radio that the team will likely ask for cash from Baltimore in exchange for Julio Lugo.

Lugo, who has struggled with a .107 batting average in extremely limited playing time, was swapped at the end of spring training for a player to be named later or cash.

Trading relatively few bucks for a versatile player who could have helped a weak Cardinals bench seems like a waste to me. Especially with Felipe Lopez on the shelf for an indefinite period of time with an elbow injury.