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May 22, 1980 |
Barahona, Dominican Republic
|April 30, 2006, for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 29, 2007, for the Oakland Athletics|
|Earned run average||4.39|
Ruddy Joraider Lugo (born May 22, 1980) is a former Dominican-American Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher. Lugo is the younger brother of shortstop Julio Lugo. He attended Xaverian High School (famous alumni include Chris Mullin and Rich Aurilia) in Brooklyn, New York.
Lugo was born in Barahona, Dominican Republic, and was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 3rd round of the 1999 Major League Baseball draft. During spring training 2005, he was signed by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He then started the season with the Single-A Visalia Oaks and finished it with the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits. In 2006, he was finally called up to the Devil Rays and made his debut on April 3 against the Baltimore Orioles. In June 2007, the Oakland Athletics claimed him off of waivers.
In January 2008, Lugo was claimed off waivers by the New York Mets. In August, Lugo was promoted to the Majors due to injuries to John Maine and Billy Wagner. After being a starter for the New Orleans Zephyrs in Triple-A, Lugo was placed in the bullpen for the Mets. However, he was optioned a few days afterward without getting into a game. He became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers.
Ruddy Lugo was released by the Toledo Mud Hens in July 2010. He then spent the 2011 season with the independent Atlantic League Long Island Ducks, as a starting pitcher. On July 4, 2013, he joined the Bridgeport Bluefish as a relief pitcher, and pitched in 25 games for the team that season.