The Orioles have acquired infielder Julio Lugo from the Cardinals in exchange for a player to be named later, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The deal is pending approval from the commissioner’s office because Lugo still is owed $8.6 million by the Red Sox, who traded him to the Cardinals last season.
Lugo hit .280 with three homers and 21 RBIs in 88 games for Boston and St. Louis in 2009.
The Baltimore Sun reports Lugo will serve as insurance for second baseman Brian Roberts, who has battled a sore back this spring. Lugo primarily has been a shortstop in his 10-season major league career.