PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Julio Lugo went 0-for-3 and drew a walk Wednesday in a rehab assignment for the Pawtucket Red Sox.

Lugo, who batted leadoff and played shortstop, handled four routine plays in the field and was credited with three assists and one out during Pawtucket’s win over Rochester, 8-7, in 11 innings.

The shortstop was placed on Boston’s disabled list April 4 after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus cartilage in his right knee.

Lugo said he would join Pawtucket on Friday when it begins a three-game series at Lehigh Valley and then join Boston in Cleveland on April 27.

“I can’t wait,” Lugo said. “It’s been a long time since I’ve played up there. It’s going to a thrill for me to go back.”


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