Dawel Lugo

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Dawel Lugo
Detroit Tigers – No. 18
Infielder
Born: (1994-12-13) December 13, 1994 (age 24)
Baní, Peravia, Dominican Republic
Bats: RightThrows: Right
MLB debut
August 30, 2018, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
(through 2019 season)
Batting average .237
Home runs 7
Runs batted in 34
Teams

Dawel Leoner Lugo Baez (born December 13, 1994) is a Dominican professional baseball infielder for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Professional baseball is played in leagues throughout the world. In these leagues and associated farm teams, baseball players are selected for their talents and are paid to play for a specific team or club system.

An infielder is a baseball player stationed at one of four defensive "infield" positions on the baseball field.

Detroit Tigers Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) Central division. One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit as a member of the minor league Western League in 1894 and is the only Western League team still in its original city. They are also the oldest continuous one name, one city franchise in the AL. The Tigers have won four World Series championships, 11 AL pennants, and four AL Central division championships. The Tigers also won division titles in 1972, 1984, and 1987 as a member of the AL East. The team currently plays its home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit.

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Career

Lugo signed with the Toronto Blue Jays as a 16-year-old international free agent in 2011 for $1.3 million, the largest bonus paid to a Latin American infielder that year. [1] Ben Badler of Baseball America described Lugo in a scouting report as having "a solid swing, good bat speed and makes consistent contact with natural loft, showing the potential for plus power down the road." [1] He played his first season as a member of the Gulf Coast League Blue Jays in 2012, where he batted .224 in 47 games played. [2] Lugo began the 2013 season playing with the Bluefield Blue Jays, where he posted a .297 batting average with 6 home runs and 36 RBIs in 51 games. [2] He was then promoted to the Vancouver Canadians, and played 16 games in which he batted .246 with one home run and 8 RBIs. [2] Lugo was promoted to the Lansing Lugnuts for the 2014 season. He played in a career-high 117 games, where he batted .259 with 4 home runs and 53 RBI. [2] He began 2015 with the Dunedin Blue Jays and was promoted to Lansing in July.

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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The Gulf Coast League Blue Jays are a Rookie level minor league affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. The team began play in 1981 and played until 1985. It did not play again until 1991 and was then a Rookie team again for the Blue Jays until 1995.

On August 8, 2015, Lugo was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Cliff Pennington. [3] Arizona assigned him to the Kane County Cougars. In 120 total games between Dunedin, Lansing and Kane County, he batted .270 with four home runs and 47 RBIs. In 2016, he played for both the Visalia Rawhide and the Mobile BayBears, compiling a combined .311 batting average with 17 home runs and 62 RBIs in 127 total games between both clubs. The Diamondbacks added him to their 40-man roster after the 2016 season. [4] Lugo began 2017 with the Jackson Generals.

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On July 18, 2017, the Diamondbacks traded Lugo, Sergio Alcántara, and Jose King to the Detroit Tigers for J. D. Martinez. [5] The Tigers assigned him to the Erie SeaWolves, where he finished the season. In 131 games between Jackson and Erie, he slashed .277/.321/.424 with 13 home runs and 65 RBIs. [6]

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On May 14, 2018, the Tigers called up Lugo after placing 3B Jeimer Candelario on the 10-day disabled list. [7] The Tigers sent Lugo back down to Toledo the next day before he could make his major league debut. [8] He was called up again on August 30, and made his debut that evening against the New York Yankees. [9] Lugo got his first major league hit in his third at-bat, a double off Chad Green. [10] He hit his first major league home run on September 28 off Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers. [11]

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Lugo was assigned to the Triple A Toledo Mud Hens to start the 2019 season. He was recalled on May 16, and hit a three-run homer that afternoon. [12] [13] With the Tigers in 2019, Lugo hit .245 with 6 home runs and 26 RBI in 273 at-bats.

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