Update #4: Trade talk: MLBTradeRumors.com , STLToday.com, Boston Herald.com
Update #3: Trade back on! In a tweet from Bernie Miklasz: “Cardinals trade C. Duncan for J Lugo …. Cardinals won’t be responsible for Lugo’s big salary;” Viva El Birdos was right all along! Nice scoop guys!
Update #2: The optioning of Duncan has been further confirmed by Joe Strauss over Twitter and by insidestl.com
Update #1: Bernie Miklasz said on 101 ESPN at 11:49pm that Chris Duncan will be optioned to Memphis, saying all player moves are “internal” meaning Julio Lugo is not involved.
Original post follows:
Thats what we are hearing, with the initial report from Viva El Birdos, saying that Duncan was moved to the Red Sox for ousted shortstop Julio Lugo.
Lugo was set to be DFA’d (Designated for Assisgnment) which means they were just going to dump him, so they’ll take anything to make the deal somewhat more palatable like a bag of balls…or a hobbled DH that plays the outfield…
We are working to confirm.