The Cardinals announced yesterday evening that they have signed infielder Felipe Lopez for the remainder of the season. The Nationals released him on Thursday. The Cardinals will use Lopez as a utility infielder and occasional outfielder.
Lopez, 28, hit .234/.305/.314 this year in 363 plate appearances. He had a similar season in ’07. He banged out 23 home runs in ’05, which apparently was his career year. The Scott Boras client is earning $4.9MM this year, most of which the Nationals will cover.