Will he stay or will he go ....
Agent Dan Lozano confirmed to the Times Thursday night that the Devil Rays have offered shortstop Julio Lugo a long-term contract.
The Rays had been exploring the trade market for Lugo, but in the last few days have turned their attention toward signing the veteran shortstop, who leads the team with a .309 average and fills the important leadoff slot.
With a Monday 4 p.m. deadline for nonwaiver trades looming, the Rays and Lugo's representatives won't have time for extended negotiations. If the Rays don't sign Lugo, the Blue Jays are considered the most likely trade partners.