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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  1. Brandon Woodworth 5 years ago

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

    • Ferrariman 5 years 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 5 years ago

        True. Forgot they weren’t in it anymore.

      • Shamboozle 5 years ago

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

  2. He should blame Johnny Cueto.

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

  4. Just_MLB 5 years ago

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

    • mikefichera 5 years ago

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

      • Just_MLB 5 years 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 5 years ago

      he and Castillo can become friends…from the bench.

      • Just_MLB 5 years 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.

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

  6. Scott 5 years ago

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

    • Mickeyblue 5 years 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 5 years 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 5 years 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…..

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

  7. .310 OBP? Is Dusty looking for a new leadoff hitter?

    • BlueCatuli 5 years 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 5 years ago

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

  8. cbcbcb 5 years 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

  9. marichal27 5 years ago

    lopez=hof. it will happen

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

  11. tdw815 5 years ago

    maybe he could be a utility infielder for the Mets

  12. Mick_Stepp 5 years ago

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

    • brstreet9 5 years ago

      Bingo. The real reason he was sent packing.

      • BCdave2 5 years ago

        Exactly. The Nats released him for that very reason.

      • BCdave2 5 years ago

        Exactly. The Nats released him for that very reason.

  13. Um, that was Volquez, but ok.

  14. BlueCatuli 5 years ago

    major fail…

  15. InTheKZone 5 years ago

    Please tell that you aren’t a Cards fan…

  16. BlueCatuli 5 years ago

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

  17. hartvig 5 years ago

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

  18. zebrajazz 5 years ago

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

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