Cardinals Sign Lopez

by on February 27, 2010 · 1 comment

The St. Louis Cardinals agreed to terms with free agent utility player Felipe Lopez on a one-year, $2 million deal, as first reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

This will be Lopez’s second stint with the Cardinals, after being acquired from the Washington Nationals in 2008 via trade. Since Lopez left Washington he has posted a stellar .325/.392/.450 line while playing above average defense with St. Louis, Arizona, and Milwaukee. Lopez, a switch hitter, also plays multiple positions including second base, shortstop, third base, and left-field.

Provided his versatility, Lopez fits as someone who can play significant time at a vacant third base position, spell Skip Schumaker as a right-handed second base option, and provide depth at shortstop should Brendan Ryan’s wrist injury be more serious than previously predicted. At $2 million, this is a steal for St. Louis.

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Josh February 28, 2010

I’m guessing you have looked in the PH8 crystal ball and know FeLo will grab nearly all of his incentives to get to the $2 Mill mark? I’m good with that 🙂

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