Lugo played left field Friday, the first time he's been in the outfield in six years. He misplayed a Josh Hamilton line drive, but it was scored a double as it flew right over Lugo's head early in the game.
But Showalter said he put Lugo out there more as a strategic move, packing the Baltimore lineup with eight right-handed batters against C.J. Wilson, who held left-handed hitters to a .103 average (best in the Majors) heading into Friday's game.
"It may happen again," Showalter said. "Yesterday was a lot about the matchups. I wouldn't look for it a lot."