Josh Reynolds/Associated Press Don’t Blame Brad Stevens for Celtics’ Late-Game Woes Could Yoenis Cespedes play alongside Rusney Castillo in either center or right field and help anchor a  dreamy lineup? Or will he be part of another blockbuster trade? (Boston Globe) Not So Fast: Cespedes to Play CF or RF? 6-patriots-vs-packers_pg_600 Patriots vs Packers Provides Possible Super Bowl Preview Alfred Morris is is for a big day if the Wshington Redskins get him the ball (IMAGE BY FRANKIE_821 ) Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 13

Report: Red Sox to Sign Felipe Lopez

In a seemingly random move, the Red Sox could announce the signing of infielder Felipe Lopez on Saturday, sources told WEEI’s Alex Speier. Lopez could join the team against the Yankees in New York.

The Cardinals placed Lopez on release waivers earlier in the week after he arrived at the ballpark late for a game that day. According to Cards manager Tony LaRussa, Lopez had been late on multiple occasions in the past.

The Padres claimed the 30-year-old infielder to help give them depth as they push for the playoffs. The Pads lost Jerry Hairston, Jr. for the season, and needed a veteran infielder to help plug gaps. Should they have made the playoffs, Lopez would not be eligible because he joined the team so late in the season. As a result, he rejected the waiver claim and opted to sign with the Red Sox.

According to Speier, Lopez projects as a Type B free agent, meaning if the Red Sox offer him arbitration this offseason and he rejects it, then the Sox are eligible to receive a compensatory pick.

Lopez, who will reportedly wear No. 32 with the Red Sox, hit .231 with 7 HRs and 36 RBI in 109 games with St. Louis.

About KC Downey - @kc_downey

KC is the "head coach" of the Sports of Boston, LLC blog network. Follow him on Twitter: @kc_downey

Tags: ,

Discussion

No comments for “Report: Red Sox to Sign Felipe Lopez”

Post a comment