Cardinals Release Felipe Lopez

The Cardinals released Felipe Lopez, according to MLB.com's Matthew Leach. When GM John Mozeliak signed the infielder to a one-year $1MM deal late last offseason, it appeared that he had found a bargain. Instead, Lopez was a disappointment, batting .231/.310/.340 as a utility player for the Cards.

The 30-year-old played all four infield positions for the Cardinals and, in one wild game that took place long before his team's playoff hopes had disappeared, Lopez actually pitched a scoreless inning. The Cardinals decided to release Lopez because he was late again yesterday, according to FOX Sports Midwest (on Twitter).


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40 Comments on "Cardinals Release Felipe Lopez"


Brandon Woodworth
4 years 11 months ago

…why? He wasn’t expensive, had good versatility, expanded rosters made him being there bearable…I don’t get it.

Ferrariman
4 years 11 months ago

their giving the younger kids a chance to play more often without having a veteran “breathing down their necks”next up, Randy Winnless

Brandon Woodworth
4 years 11 months ago

True. Forgot they weren’t in it anymore.

Shamboozle
4 years 11 months ago

Couldn’t have put it better myself if I tried.

4 years 11 months ago

He should blame Johnny Cueto.

4 years 11 months ago

The real question is, how will Chris Carpenter explain this to his son?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

I’m missing the joke…

4 years 11 months ago

@Chuck lmao

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

No seriously… what’s the joke.

shockey12
4 years 11 months ago

Is your name a reference to Gogol Bordello?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

Yeah, Start Wearing Purple is one of my favorite songs… and the video was damn cool.

shockey12
4 years 11 months ago

Nice

Just_MLB
4 years 11 months ago

Mr. Felipe Lopez, I have Omar Minaya on line 1

mikefichera
4 years 11 months ago

Don’t know why, he isn’t going to have a job in like 5 minutes.

Just_MLB
4 years 11 months ago

Now I hear there is a major split in the Mets Ownership over Omar Minaya. Jeff wants to bring in someone new. Daddy wants to stay with the most talented human pinata on earth. So yeah, Mr Lopez, Minaya still on line 1.

coolstorybro222
4 years 11 months ago

he and Castillo can become friends…from the bench.

Just_MLB
4 years 11 months ago

na bro…the purpose of getting felipe lopez is to release castillo and have a low cost bridge to either a developed tejada or havens at 2B.

4 years 11 months ago

They’ll release Lopez for being late but they won’t release Aaron Miles for being a god awful baseball player????? WTF??

Scott
4 years 11 months ago

That’s interesting, since he projects as a Type B free agent. Were the Cards worried he’d accept arbitration?

Mickeyblue
4 years 11 months ago

No kidding, it’s not like they had to offer a high arb number based off his salary this season. Doesn’t reallly make sense but hey niether does any move the Cardinals have made this season so it’s not suprising

mrsjohnmiltonrocks
4 years 11 months ago

^This. They also rewarded their GM with a three year extension. Can’t wait to see the next move they make. I’m waiting for them to trade Rasmus. For twenty cents on the dollar. You know they want to, you just know it.

Ferrariman
4 years 11 months ago

even though they already said they weren’t going to trade rasmus? sometimes i wonder if people are just trying to be pessimistic trolls…..

4 years 11 months ago

Yeah because a player has never been traded after the team stated they weren’t going to do it.

4 years 11 months ago

.310 OBP? Is Dusty looking for a new leadoff hitter?

BlueCatuli
4 years 11 months ago

I’m surprised Nefi Perez hasn’t found himself on the Red’s roster at some point over the last two years.

start_wearing_purple
4 years 11 months ago

Doesn’t he have an 80 game suspension if he ever comes back?

cbcbcb
4 years 11 months ago

Maybe the “bargain” price actually reflected the possibility of such a poor season. Perhaps the free agent market is more efficient than we think

marichal27
4 years 11 months ago

lopez=hof. it will happen

4 years 11 months ago

next is brendan ryan, then skip, then feliz, then winn, then miles, then suppan, yadda yadda and i think u get the picture

tdw815
4 years 11 months ago

maybe he could be a utility infielder for the Mets

Mick_Stepp
4 years 11 months ago

Lopez has the work ethic of a house cat. Any team with impressionable young players should stay very far away from him.

brstreet9
4 years 11 months ago

Bingo. The real reason he was sent packing.

BCdave2
4 years 11 months ago

Exactly. The Nats released him for that very reason.

BCdave2
4 years 11 months ago

Exactly. The Nats released him for that very reason.

4 years 11 months ago

Um, that was Volquez, but ok.

BlueCatuli
4 years 11 months ago

major fail…

InTheKZone
4 years 11 months ago

Please tell that you aren’t a Cards fan…

BlueCatuli
4 years 11 months ago

I think it was prescription amphetamines, not meth-amphetamine. I could be wrong though.

hartvig
4 years 11 months ago

Apparently he’s been late for games more than once.

zebrajazz
4 years 11 months ago

..These Cardinals haven’t given up have they? What gives that idea?