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Cardinals send Felipe Lopez "home for the rest of the season"

Sep 21, 2010, 5:19 PM EDT

No specifics have emerged yet, but Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that “the Cardinals have sent Felipe Lopez home for the rest of the season.”
Lopez has a history of wearing out his welcome, but what makes this case interesting is that this is actually his second stint in St. Louis. He played for Tony La Russa and the Cardinals in 2008, so presumably they had a pretty good grasp of his various foibles.
Or maybe since Lopez hit .385 in his 43-game stint with the Cardinals the first time around they were just willing to overlook some stuff in the hopes of catching lightning in a bottle again.
Either way, after being paid $1 million to hit .231/.310/.340 in 109 games Lopez is done in St. Louis.

  1. The Ol Goaler - Sep 21, 2010 at 5:54 PM

    According to the P-D, Lopez was late for yesterday’s game against the Marlins… See ya! (Two-week paid “vacation”; have a nice life, ’cause it’s doubtful anybody’s gonna sign Flip again…)

  2. Food - Sep 21, 2010 at 7:58 PM

    As much as I hate that particular nicknaming convention, I think Lopez should be known as F-Lop.

  3. ultimatecardinalwarrior - Sep 22, 2010 at 1:33 AM

    That joke was better than Lopez’s entire season.

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