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Marlins designate Jose Lopez for assignment

Jul 2, 2011, 3:38 PM EDT

Jose Lopez

Jose Lopez was just jettisoned by a major league team for the second time in the past month.

According to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald, the Marlins have designated Lopez for assignment and recalled outfielder Bryan Peterson from Triple-A New Orleans.

Lopez signed a minor league contract with the Marlins after being released by the Rockies in early-June. He had just three hits over 29 at-bats during his brief time with Florida. The 27-year-old has a pathetic .203/.233/.288 batting line over 129 plate appearances this season and a measly .582 OPS since the start of the 2010 season.

In an interesting twist of fate, right-hander Chaz Roe, who the Rockies sent to the Mariners to acquire Lopez in December, was also designated for assignment earlier this week.

  1. purdueman - Jul 2, 2011 at 3:52 PM

    When Steve Stone broke the news on today’s White Sox-Cubs pre-game show, his broadcast partner Hawk Harrelson quipped: “He Gone!” :-)

  2. Old Gator - Jul 2, 2011 at 5:48 PM

    Was Jose Lopez here? Damn.

  3. addictedzone - Jul 2, 2011 at 6:05 PM

    Petey was hitting .351, with a 1.002 OPS with the Zephyrs. Career in the bigs is .071 and .205.

    He’s currently on a 5 game multi-hit streak in Triple A. Would love to throw him right into the lineup, and that has been a tendency for Jack over the years, but the Marlins face lefties tonight and tomorrow.

    Decisions decisions.

    • addictedzone - Jul 2, 2011 at 7:00 PM

      And it’s official.

      Jack sticks with his style. Play em right away while their confidence level is high. Petey is thrown right in the lineup and Stanton is moved to DH.

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