Lugo was optioned to Triple-A Toledo after Tuesday's loss the the Rangers.
Lugo received five straight starts at third base in mid-June but was held out of the lineup for three of the last four contests. The 24-year-old never found his footing in the majors with a .207/.233/.317 slash line in 86 plate appearances.
Lugo remains out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against Texas, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Lugo sits for the second game in a row and the fourth time in six contests. Harold Castro gets the nod at third base.
Lugo is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against Cleveland.
Lugo finds himself on the bench for the third time in five games. Harold Castro gets the start at third base.
Lugo will be on the bench for Friday's game against Cleveland.
Lugo has a poor .444 OPS over his last 12 games. Harold Castro will get the start at third base in his absence.
Lugo isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Pirates, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Lugo will head to the bench after failing to collect a base knock over his last two contests (0-for-6). Brandon Dixon draws the start at third base and is set to bat fifth with Lugo out of the mix.
Lugo should remain the Tigers' primary third baseman after Jeimer Candelario (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
Lugo has only found moderate success at the plate, as he's slashing .232/.250/.362 with one home run over 22 games, but Candelario was struggling more, with a .179 average and 28.2 percent strikeout rate prior to his injury. With the rebuilding Tigers sitting at 25-41, the 24-year-old Lugo should get a long look at third base to see if he figures into the team's future plans.
Lugo is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against Kansas City.
Lugo heads to the bench for the second time in three games. Brandon Dixon slides over to third base in his absence, with John Hicks starting at first.
Lugo is starting at third base and batting seventh in Sunday's game against the Twins.
Lugo will get back in there after sitting out Saturday. The 24-year-old seems to be the primary third baseman these days with Jeimer Candelario (shoulder) on the injured list, though the Tigers are finding playing time for the likes of Harold Castro, Ronny Rodriguez and Gordon Beckham in the infield. Lugo is slashing .245/.268/.377 with a home run and seven RBI through 18 games with the big-league club.
Lugo is not in the lineup Saturday against the Twins.
Saturday's absence appears to be a routine day off for the 24-year-old, who has gone 1-for-9 over the past three games. Harold Castro will start at third base.
Lugo went 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and three RBI in Tuesday's 9-6 win over the Rays.
After going 4-for-7 in a game back on May 25, Lugo had fallen into a 1-for-12 slump before Tuesday's three-hit effort. The 24-year-old is now batting .256 for the season and should continue to receive ample playing time for a rebuilding Detroit team.
Lugo is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Braves.
Shortly after being called up in mid-May, Lugo started five consecutive games at third base but seems to have fallen out of favor ever since. He'll be on the bench for the fourth time in six contests while Brandon Dixon steps in at the hot corner.
Lugo remains on the bench Tuesday against Baltimore.
Lugo owns a poor .588 OPS in 10 games this season. Jeimer Candelario was recalled Tuesday and will take over at the hot corner.
Lugo is not in the lineup Monday against Baltimore, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports.
Lugo has found himself on the bench for three of the last six games. Brandon Dixon takes over at third base Monday.
Lugo is not starting Friday against the Mets.
Lugo started five games in a row after getting promoted but has now sat for two out of three games. Niko Goodrum gets the start at third base.
Lugo is not starting Wednesday against the Marlins.
Lugo started five straight games after getting called up Thursday but has recorded just two hits. Ronny Rodriguez slides over to third base in his absence, with Gordon Beckham getting the start at shortstop.
Lugo is starting at third base and batting second in Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Lugo batted seventh in his first two games after Thursday's promotion from Triple-A Toledo, but he will now be batting second for the second straight day. The Tigers are searching for answers on offense, so the 24-year-old could get an extended look as the No. 2 hitter, though he could also drop back down in the order if runs continue to be hard to come by and manager Ron Gardenhire decides to tinker.
Lugo went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Thursday's 17-3 loss to the Athletics.
Lugo's first 2019 home run came in the definition of garbage time, as he blasted it with two outs in the ninth inning and the Tigers trailing 17-0, but it counts all the same. The 25-year-old was promoted from Triple-A Toledo earlier in the day and anointed the everyday third baseman, so he should see plenty of playing time moving forward. Lugo was slashing .341/.393/.468 at Triple-A before the promotion.
Manager Ron Gardenhire confirmed Lugo will serve as the TIgers' everyday third baseman following his promotion Thursday from Triple-A Toledo, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. "We're bringing him up here to play, not to sit," Gardenhire said.
True to his word, Gardenhire will deploy Lugo in the lineup right away as the Tigers' No. 7 hitter in the team's series opener Thursday with the Athletics, according to Evan Woodbery of MLive.com. Gordon Beckham initially appeared poised to see most of the action at third base following Jeimer Candelario's demotion to Toledo on Wednesday, but the Tigers will instead take a look at the 25-year-old Lugo and see if he can become a key part of the team's rebuild. Lugo turned some heads at Toledo with a .341 average in 140 plate appearances, but his lack of impact power or speed puts a major cap on his overall fantasy upside.
The Tigers recalled Lugo from Triple-A Toledo on Thursday.
Lugo will move up to the big club to replenish the Tigers' depth in the infield after everyday third baseman Jeimer Candelario was demoted to Triple-A following Wednesday's loss to the Astros. Candelario's dismissal opens up an everyday spot in the infield, but it's unclear if Lugo will immediately get a look at the hot corner over veteran Gordon Beckham, who has shown some solid power and on-base skills in a part-time role this season. Lugo batted an impressive .341 across 140 plate appearances in the International League, but he hasn't shown the ability to hit for much pop or draw walks at a decent clip throughout his minor-league career or during his 27-game stint with the Tigers late in 2018.
Lugo was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday.
Lugo was always a long shot to break camp with the big club. The infielder hit just .213/.267/.309 across 101 plate appearances in his first taste of the majors in 2018. He'll return to the minors to open the 2019 campaign, but he could earn another shot with the big club if he shows improvements with the Mud Hens.
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