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Brewers Acquire Felipe Lopez

The Brewers acquired infielder Felipe Lopez from the Rays for cash considerations, tweets Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.  He'll head to Triple-A Nashville for the time being.  Brewers GM Doug Melvin moved quickly to add infield depth after Rickie Weeks injured his ankle yesterday.  Melvin told Tom Haudricourt that no second basemen are on the market at a price he'll meet so he'll probably mix and match a variety of players.

Lopez, 31, was a July addition for Milwaukee back in 2009 as well.  He struggled with the Rays this year but hit .305/.357/.474 in 207 plate appearances for their Triple-A club.  Lopez was designated for assignment and cleared waivers twice already this year, so the cash the Brewers are considering sending shouldn't amount to much.








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