Lugo gets greenlight to resume playing

Lugo gets greenlight to resume playing

BOSTON -- Following a Monday afternoon exam in Baltimore, infielder Julio Lugo was medically cleared to participate in baseball activities and is expected to rejoin the team in Boston on Tuesday.

"That's really good news all the way around," manager Buck Showalter said of Lugo, who had been suffering from reoccurring headaches since he was hit in the helmet by a pickoff throw on Aug. 29.

"It was a real cautionary thing. ... They are being extra cautious with that type of injury and we were able to eliminate all the things you really worry about."

Lugo last appeared in a game on Sept. 10, when he scored as a pinch-runner and is batting .251 with 18 RBIs in 90 games.