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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  1. chico65 3 years ago

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

    • johnsilver 3 years ago

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

      Edit:

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

  2. saheezy16 3 years 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 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 ago

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

    • 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..

  3. Tony Matias 3 years ago

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

  4. Bones 3 years 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.

  5. Double_Up 3 years 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 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

  6. 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.

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