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Felipe Lopez | Third Baseman

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/12/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 203
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Felipe Lopez is expected to play in China this season.
It was reported Tuesday that Lopez had signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the independent Atlantic League, but the team announced Wednesday that he's pursuing an opportunity in China. The 33-year-old infielder hasn't played professionally since 2011. Feb 19 - 2:47 PM

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Brewers sent INF Felipe Lopez outright to Triple-A Nashville.

Lopez was designated for assignment on Sunday after posting an ugly .182/.245/.182 slash line over 44 at-bats. The veteran infielder drew no interest on waivers.
Wed, Aug 24, 2011 05:47:00 PM

Brewers designated INF Felipe Lopez for assignment.

Everyone's least favorite utility man slashed an abysmal .182/.245/.182 over 44 at-bats with the Brew Crew. He may rejoin the team in September if he clears waivers, but will play primarily off the bench.
Sun, Aug 21, 2011 04:47:00 PM

Brewers purchased the contract of INF Felipe Lopez from Triple-A Nashville.

The Brew Crew originally were going to keep Lopez at Triple-A for a while and let him earn his way up, but they've reversed course. With Rickie Weeks out for at least a couple weeks and Craig Counsell in the midst of an embarrassing slump, Lopez will get a shot at some playing time at second base.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 03:37:00 PM

Brewers GM Doug Melvin said the newly acquired Felipe Lopez will report to Triple-A Nashville initially but could be brought up soon.

"We want to think about what we want to do," Melvin said. "With a day game (Thursday), we haven't had time to sit down with (manager) Ron (Roenicke) and discuss all of our options. This gives us some depth in the infield. We could still bring him up." Melvin added that the Brewers will "mix and match and hope somebody gets hot" at second base while Rickie Weeks is out. He did not eliminate the possibility of making another trade, but the market is pretty grim. Craig Counsell, Josh Wilson and Eric Farris are the current options at the position.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 09:10:00 AM

Brewers acquired INF Felipe Lopez from the Rays for cash considerations.

The Brewers might not be done shopping for infielders, but Lopez certainly represents an upgrade over Craig Counsell. The 31-year-old batted just .216 with two homers and eight RBI over 102 plate appearances with the Rays this season, but hit .320/.407/.448 with three homers and 35 RBI over 66 games down the stretch with the Brewers back in 2009. He'll hope for similar success this time around.
Thu, Jul 28, 2011 03:24:00 PM

Rays sent INF Felipe Lopez outright to Triple-A Charlotte.

Lopez successfully cleared waivers after being designated for assignment on Saturday. This is the second time in the past six weeks that he has been sent outright to the minors.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 06:14:00 PM

Rays designated INF Felipe Lopez for assignment.

Lopez was cleared to make room for Elliot Johnson on the active roster. This is the second time he has been designated for assignment this season, though with his attitude and an underwhelming .216/.248/.320 batting line over 102 plate appearances, it's hard to argue.
Sat, Jun 11, 2011 11:39:00 PM

Rays purchased the contract of INF Felipe Lopez from Triple-A Durham.

Lopez was designated for assignment then outrighted to the minor leagues in the first week of May. He will return to a rough .222/.263/.347 batting line.
Sun, May 22, 2011 10:43:00 AM

Rays sent INF Felipe Lopez outright to Triple-A Durham.

Lopez was designated for assignment earlier this week. He drew little interest from other clubs and decided to remain with the Rays as minor league infield depth.
Thu, May 5, 2011 04:44:00 PM

Rays designated 3B Felipe Lopez for assignment.

As expected. Lopez hit just .222/.263/.347 for the Rays and was benched at one point for not hustling. He probably won't accept an assignment to Triple-A Durham and will then have the option of testing free agency.
Tue, May 3, 2011 03:17:00 PM

Felipe Lopez is expected to lose his spot on the roster if Evan Longoria (oblique) returns from DL as expected on Tuesday.

No surprise. Lopez is batting just .217/.250/.348 and has drawn the ire of Rays manager Joe Maddon on a few occasions due to his antics and lack of hustle. His spot on the roster could be saved only if Sean Rodriguez (finger) requires a DL stint, but that's not expected to happen.
Sun, May 1, 2011 12:29:00 PM

Felipe Lopez was pulled from Friday's game in the middle of the 11th inning by manager Joe Maddon for a lack of hustle.

The Times' Marc Topkin reports that Lopez did not run hard to first on an 11th-inning ground ball that ended up being bobbled. It was the second time this week that Lopez failed to hustle. Unfortunately, it's par for the course for the 30-year-old and it's why he had to settle for a minor league contract over the winter. If he simply played up to his ability, he'd be making at least $5 million per year as some team's starting second baseman.
Sat, Apr 23, 2011 12:42:00 AM

Again batting cleanup, Felipe Lopez awarded manager Joe Maddon on Monday, going 3-for-4 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Tampa Bay's win over the White Sox.

Maddon's decision to bat Lopez in the four-hole has mostly been met with snickers, but it paid off tonight as he ran his home run and RBI totals to two and four, respectively. However, the chances Lopez remains the majors' worst cleanup hitter going forward are very high.
Mon, Apr 18, 2011 09:11:00 PM

Felipe Lopez hit a solo home run in the ninth inning of Tampa Bay's loss to the White Sox on Saturday.

In true "Flip" fashion, he then nearly instigated a brawl when he got in A.J. Pierzynski's face as he crossed home plate. He was evidently displeased with a Chris Sale pitch that came in on him earlier in the at-bat. With Manny Ramirez's sudden retirement, Lopez could be in line for more at-bats, and should at least be monitored in AL-only leagues.
Sat, Apr 9, 2011 07:31:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Brett Pill
3Jesus Guzman
4Mauro Gomez
LF1Fred Lewis
RF1Nick Evans
Starting Pitcher
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S1Andrew Albers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luis Mendoza