Julio Lugo has been called up and will be in uniform tonight. Diory has been optioned. #Braves— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 21, 2011
Atlanta has decided to call up the recently signed Julio Lugo from AAA Gwinnett. In 13 games, Lugo was hitting .231/.286/.365. To make room for Lugo, Diory Hernandez is being sent down. Hernandez had been filling in for Chipper Jones at 3rd base the last three games and had been used as a pinch hitter. This move shows even more how much the Braves need a quality utility infielder.