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.

10 Responses to Cubs Designate Rodrigo Lopez For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. 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.

  2. why no Jackson?

    • asovermann 3 years ago

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

  3. Iron_Mike 3 years ago

    …and Camp is still here why?

  4. Dale Ailes 3 years 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.

  5. He is referring to Shawn Camp — veteran relief pitcher.

  6. asovermann 3 years ago

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

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