Chris Duncan: hated one day, demoted the next, and then traded:
Confirmed on the STL end:
Cardinals are not responsible for the $13.5 million that remains on Lugo’s contract. Boston is eating that money. The Red Sox just wanted to get something in return.
Red Sox will also receive the infamous Player to Be Named Later — or “cash considerations,” but if it is a player it won’t be a premium guy.
As for Lugo, I’m told plans are to use him at multiple INF positions. He will not start.
At least not right from the beginning.
If merely criticizing Duncan made La Russa want to vomit, riding him out of town on a rail probably has him looking like Linda Blair in “The Exorcist.”