Indians Designate Jose Lopez For Assignment

The Indians designated infielder Jose Lopez for assignment, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweets. The move creates roster space for Johnny Damon.

Lopez played in five games for the Indians this year, appearing at both corner infield positions. The 28-year-old has a lifetime .262/.293/.398 line in nine MLB seasons with the Mariners, Rockies, Marlins and Indians. The Indians signed Lopez to a minor league contract in December.


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12 Comments on "Indians Designate Jose Lopez For Assignment"


chico65
3 years 4 months ago

He’s only 28?  I could have sworn he was playing back in the Buhner and Reynolds days

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

LOL. Maybe because we have been hearing about his antics for soooo long Chico?

Edit:

Apologies.. Wrong Lopez.. Was a-thinkin’ about Felipe… :-(

saheezy16
3 years 3 months ago

Would like to see Tampa pick him up- he hit 25 homers only three years ago and can play 3rd. Possible replacement for Longoria if he’s out for the 6-8 weeks that everybody is saying he will

bigpat
3 years 3 months ago

 How long will it take for people to quit saying that? He had a good season three years ago and has failed for every team who tried to take a filer on him. It’s not that hard to believe some guys have fluke seasons they can’t duplicate.

Hermie13
3 years 3 months ago

Not to mention his OBP that year was a whopping .303.

3 years 3 months ago

He might be able to wear a glove on one hand and stand to the right of the Shortstop and hit a baseball, but Jose Lopez cannot play 3B. As a defensive player, he makes a fine DH.. You don’t want him in a game if it’s possible a batter might hit the ball to him… bad things have happened & continue to happen.. If the Rays want a 3B on the cheap, look for a guy like Casey Blake or someone who can actually catch a baseball..

Tony Matias
3 years 3 months ago

No Jack Z. Don’t even think about it. 

Bones
3 years 3 months ago

This is a guy the Cubs need to look at. Ian Stewart is not cutting it. Jose could be given a real shot by the Cubs.

Tyler
3 years 3 months ago

I’ll go ahead and speak for Cubs Nation. PASS!

Double_Up
3 years 3 months ago

Who would be better, Damon or Lopez?  No idea.  Still, I find it odd that a LH lineup thinks they need more LH.

Hermie13
3 years 3 months ago

Damon actually has hit lefties better than righties at times.

Damon in a sense is taking the place of Sizemore in the lineup.  Duncan was suppose to be a bench guy til Grady was hurt.

Damon >>>>> Lopez

3 years 3 months ago

He has a decent batting average, I bet he will be back to major level again.  Defense, not bad.  He is only 28, still has a future.