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.
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.
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.
Cubs brought up Tony Campana to fill that role.
Oh ya, I forgot about Campana
why no Jackson?
He strikes out to much and its doubtful he could hit major league pitching right now
…and Camp is still here why?
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.