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Mariners to non-tender Lopez

Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:09 pm
 
Lopez Jose Lopez is headed to free agency as the Mariners will not tender the third baseman a contract, as 710AM in Seattle relays.

Lopez is just 27 but regressed significantly from his previous below-average levels in 2010, hitting .239/.270/.339 in 622 plate appearances. Lopez also saw his $4.5 million option for 2011 declined, but this breaks him apart from the team entirely as he was still arbitration-eligible and would have received a raise (even if slight) from his 2010 salary of $2.3 million had he accepted.

Lopez will likely find the going in free agency tough, as no one is going to commit dollars to who was among the worst players in the 2010 season and has trouble with conditioning. He may have to settle for a minor-league contract, but there's not enough middle infield supply to meet demand, so he may end up doing reasonably well.

-- Evan Brunell

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Since: Mar 25, 2008
Posted on: December 1, 2010 1:52 pm
 

Mariners to non-tender Lopez

thank god. This idiot refused to take a walk his whole career. Thats great when you hit 40 homers a year but no so good when you suck as much as lopez. He is a lazy fat ass too.


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