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In need of infield depth, Brewers get Felipe Lopez from Rays

Jul 28, 2011, 3:40 PM EDT

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In a move that presumably won’t keep them from pursuing further infield help between now and Sunday’s trade deadline, the Brewers have acquired Felipe Lopez from the Rays for cash considerations.

Lopez is a veteran of 11 seasons in the majors, but has spent most of this season playing at Triple-A Durham, where he batted .305 with seven homers and an .831 OPS in 44 games.

Milwaukee was said to be in the market for infield help even before Rickie Weeks‘ ankle injury knocked him out for 3-6 weeks, so bringing in the 31-year-old, switch-hitting Lopez is probably just a low-cost stopgap solution while they continue to go after, say, Jamey Carroll of the Dodgers.

Lopez previously played for the Brewers in 2009, when he hit .320 in 66 games after coming over from the Diamondbacks in a trade for a pair of mid-level prospects. He’s hit just .230 in 145 games since.

  1. hittfamily - Jul 28, 2011 at 4:01 PM

    If he had a better attitude, he would have been on the Rays all season. Multiple altercations in a brief MLB stay cost him a roster spot. Hope he gets it together in Milwaukee, because he’s a decent player.

  2. foreverchipper10 - Jul 28, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Please take Julio Lugo from the Braves.

  3. plumdandy6677 - Jul 30, 2011 at 12:42 AM

    Lopez went two for four with a run scored tonight in a victory

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