Cubs Designate Rodrigo Lopez For Assignment

The Cubs have designated Rodrigo Lopez for assignment, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune tweets. The move creates roster space for recently-acquired right-hander Michael Bowden.

The Cubs signed Lopez to a minor league deal in January and the 36-year-old right-hander made the team out of Spring Training. Lopez appeared in 26 games for the 2011 Cubs, posting a 4.42 ERA with 5.0 K/9 and 2.7 BB/9 in 97 2/3 innings as a starter and reliever.


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10 Comments on "Cubs Designate Rodrigo Lopez For Assignment"


3 years 3 months ago

Why would they have to clear a roster spot if he was traded for Marlon Byrd who was already on the roster, unless they are clearing a pitching roster spot.

blagblag4488
3 years 3 months ago

Byrd got traded, and they called up Campana for his spot.

Dempster went on the DL, and Wells got called up for him.

Now it’s Lopez for Bowden.

3 years 3 months ago

 Cubs brought up Tony Campana to fill that role.

3 years 3 months ago

Oh ya, I forgot about Campana

3 years 3 months ago

why no Jackson?

asovermann
3 years 3 months ago

He strikes out to much and its doubtful he could hit major league pitching right now

Iron_Mike
3 years 3 months ago

…and Camp is still here why?

Dale Ailes
3 years 3 months ago

Why is Campana in the major leagues when he has shown that he can’t  hit the ball  past the pitcher and his defense shows he has a very low baseball IQ. It is totally pointless to have him on the   roster because of his speed if he can’t get on base.

3 years 3 months ago

He is referring to Shawn Camp — veteran relief pitcher.

asovermann
3 years 3 months ago

27% strikeout rate in the minors says he isn’t ready for a bit along with a mediocre BA