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Jose Lopez | Third Baseman

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (34) / 11/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Jose Lopez has agreed to a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.
The deal will pay him $1.2 million, which is probably double what he would have made state-side. Lopez batted just .246/.270/.356 in 81 games last season, but he does have some power and should do pretty well in Japan. His contract also carries a club option for 2014. Mon, Jan 7, 2013 11:28:00 AM

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CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jose Lopez is close to a deal with the Yomiuri Giants of Japan's Central League.

It was reported over the weekend that the Astros were close to signing Lopez, but that was incorrect. The 29-year-old infielder batted just .246/.270/.356 in 81 games this past season between the Indians and White Sox and owns a .688 career OPS in the big leagues. He'll hope for better luck overseas.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 02:52:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that there is "nothing going on" with Jose Lopez and the Astros.'s Brian McTaggart has also said the Astros are not in "active discussions at this time with free agents." Lopez reportedly said Saturday that he would be flying to Houston soon to take a physical, but apparently that's not the case. The 29-year-old will continue to look for a job.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 08:23:00 AM

According to, the Astros are close to signing free agent infielder Jose Lopez.

Lopez, who is currently playing in the Venezuelan Winter League, said during a press conference Saturday that he's flying to Houston on December 26, and that everything will depend on a physical exam. The 29-year-old hit .246/.270/.356 with four home runs and 28 RBI in 81 games between the Indians and White Sox in 2012.
Sat, Dec 22, 2012 07:02:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of INF Jose Lopez from Triple-A Charlotte.

Lopez was released by the Indians earlier this month and will serve in a utility role for the White Sox. He's taking the place of Dylan Axelrod on the active roster.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 11:07:00 AM

White Sox signed INF Jose Lopez to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Charlotte.

Lopez was released by the Indians over the weekend after clearing waivers. The 28-year-old batted just .249/.272/.366 with four home runs, 28 RBI and a .639 OPS in 224 plate appearances with Cleveland this season, but he figures to join the White Sox at some point in late August or September.
Wed, Aug 15, 2012 12:57:00 PM

Indians released INF Jose Lopez.

He had been designated for assignment last week after batting .249/.272/.366 with four home runs, 28 RBI and a .639 OPS in 224 plate appearances. Lopez will try to catch on somewhere to finish out the season.
Sun, Aug 12, 2012 02:19:00 PM

Indians designated INF Jose Lopez for assignment.

Lopez was sent out as the Indians added Frank Herrmann to their beleaguered bullpen. The 28-year-old is batting .249/.272/.366 with four home runs, 28 RBI and a .639 OPS in 224 plate appearances this year. He could draw some interest on waivers.
Tue, Aug 7, 2012 03:10:00 PM

Jose Lopez had a massive day at the dish on Saturday, going 5-for-6 with three RBI in an 11-5 thrashing of the Orioles.

The five-hit night raised Lopez's batting average from .232 to .257. With Lonnie Chisenhall on the disabled list, Lopez is being counted on to be a run producer in the Indians' lineup. He did the job Saturday.
Sat, Jun 30, 2012 07:54:00 PM

Jose Lopez belted a three-run homer in his only at-bat in Tuesday night's loss to the Yankees.

Lopez entered the game after Jack Hannahan was ejected and took Cory Wade deep in the ninth inning. He's homered four times and driven in 23 runs this year but hadn't had an RBI since June 14 before tonight.
Tue, Jun 26, 2012 10:05:00 PM

Jose Lopez hit a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Reds.

Lopez's third home run of the season was his first since May 17. Receiving limited starts and a continual threat to be designated for assignment, Lopez is off the radar outside of exceptionally deep AL-only leagues.
Wed, Jun 13, 2012 10:05:00 PM

Jose Lopez went 1-for-2 with two RBI Thursday in his return to action.

He also drew a walk. Lopez had missed the previous two games with a sore back, but he appears to be OK.
Fri, Jun 8, 2012 02:56:00 AM

Jose Lopez (back) is not in the lineup for the second straight game Wednesday but is available off the bench.

It sounds like he could be ready to roll Thursday. Lonnie Chisenhall is getting another start at third base.
Wed, Jun 6, 2012 04:56:00 PM

Updating a previous item, Jose Lopez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup due to lower back soreness.

It's probably safe to call him day-to-day. Lonnie Chisenhall will make the start at the hot corner Tuesday night.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 06:40:00 PM

Jose Lopez was scratched from Tuesday's lineup.

It's not clear if the scratch is injury-related. Lonnie Chisenhall will now make the start at third base.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 06:17:00 PM

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