Lopes (oblique) will play in an exhibition game for Double-A Biloxi on Monday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Lopes is on the 60-day injured list, meaning he won't be eligible to return to the active roster until the end of May. That apparently overstates how injured he actually is, however, as he's ready for game action nearly six weeks before he's eligible to return.
The Brewers placed Lopes on the 60-day injured list Monday with a right oblique strain, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Lopes' move to the 60-day IL means that he won't be eligible to make his Brewers debut until at least late May. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Jackie Bradley.
Lopes was claimed off waivers by the Brewers on Tuesday.
Lopes' primary asset is his versatility, as he's appeared at second, third and both outfielder corners in his 87 career big-league games. His .252/.315/.362 career slash line is adequate enough for a bench option given that versatility, but it's unlikely to be enough to make him an interesting fantasy option if he winds up with unexpected playing time. He does at least have decent speed, however, stealing 11 career bases, which gives him at least a bit of fantasy value.
Lopes was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
The Mariners officially signed right-hander Chris Flexen on Friday, and Lopes was removed from the 40-man roster in a corresponding move. Lopes' slash line dropped slightly in 2020, as he hit .238/.278/.364 with two home runs, 15 RBI and five stolen bases over 46 games. However, his removal from the 40-man roster still comes as a bit of a surprise, and he could certainly find a role with another team on waivers.
Lopes went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two RBI and two runs scored in a 12-3 win over the Athletics in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader.
Lopes contributed an RBI single in an eight-run third inning for the Mariners and also scored during the rally on a two-run single by Dee Strange-Gordon. In the sixth, Lopes added a solo shot off reliever T.J. McFarland. The two-hit performance snapped an 0-for-12 skid for Lopes. He's hitting .245/.286/.374 with two homers, 15 RBI, 16 runs scored and five stolen bases in 45 games this year.
Lopes, who went 1-for-4 with an RBI double and a run in an extra-innings loss to the Padres on Sunday, is hitting .350 (7-for-20) with four two-baggers, three RBI, one walk and four runs in seven September games.
Lopes returned to the active roster last Monday to serve as the 29th man for a doubleheader against the Athletics that day, and he has stuck around and started on four subsequent occasions. The 26-year-old utility man is slashing a modest .258/.299/.375 across 127 plate appearances in 2020, but 12 of his 31 hits have gone for extra bases.
Lopes got the start at DH and hit ninth in the first game of Monday's doubleheader, going 3-for-3 with three doubles, two runs scored and an RBI in a 6-5 win over the A's.
He then started in right field and hit sixth in the nightcap but wasn't able to build on his earlier performance, going 0-for-2. Lopes had been officially added to the roster as the 29th man for the twin bill, but he may have done enough to stick around on the roster past Monday. On the season, the 26-year-old is slashing .257/.297/.381 through 34 games with a homer, five steals, 11 RBI and 12 runs.
Lopes was called up to serve as the 29th man for Monday's doubleheader against Oakland.
Lopes spent most of the season in a fairly regular role for the Mariners before being optioned in early September. He did very little with his opportunities, hitting .240/.283/.340. He'll get another chance to prove himself Monday, however, as he'll bat ninth and serve as the designated hitter in the first game of the day.
Lopes was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Friday.
Lopes hasn't done much at the plate in 106 plate appearances this season, hitting just .240/.340/.623. He'll make way on the roster for Dylan Moore (wrist), who returns from the injured list in a corresponding move.
Lopes is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.
Lopes will take a seat for the second straight game while Jose Marmolejos receives a turn as the Mariners' designated hitter. Considering Marmolejos will be picking up his fifth consecutive start Monday and bats from the left side of the plate, he could settle into the large side of a platoon with Lopes, who has posted a .623 OPS over 106 plate appearances this season.
Lopes is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angels.
Lopes will take a seat after starting each of the past three games, during which he 2-for-11 with a double, a walk and two RBI. His move to the bench will clear room in left field for Jose Marmolejos.
Lopes is not starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Padres, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
Lopes is slashing .239/.280/.341 with one home run and five steals through 28 games this season. Austin Nola is covering DH in this one, with Joseph Odom setting up behind the dish.
Lopes will be on the bench Tuesday against the Dodgers.
Lopes had started nine of the last 10 games heading into Tuesday's contest. Dee Gordon will get the start in left field in his absence.
Lopes went 2-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Astros on Friday.
With the only multi-hit effort on the night for the Mariners, Lopes continues to make a case for consistent playing time. The 26-year-old has a five-game hitting streak and has started each of the last seven games at either a corner outfield spot or designated hitter. His .278/.339/.407 line through 59 plate appearances isn't earth-shattering by any stretch, but it includes four doubles along with four stolen bases and renders Lopes one of the more dependable bats on an inconsistent Mariners squad.
Lopes started as the designated hitter in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers and went 1-for-2 with a walk, a stolen base and a run.
Lopes was joined by Kyle Seager as the only other Mariners hitter to reach base multiple times in a quiet night for the offense. The versatile utility option also swiped his fourth base of the season and has now hit safely in four of the last five contests overall.
Lopes went 1-for-3 with an RBI single, a stolen base and a run in a win over the Rockies on Sunday.
Lopes had been unable to get going with the bat in August after entering the month with a .308 average, but he's now hit safely in two of the last three games. The 26-year-old utility asset has played five games apiece in each corner outfield spot thus far, and Sunday's production brought his season slash to .238/.273/.381 (44 plate appearances).
Lopes will start in left field and bat seventh Sunday against the Rockies, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
Despite going 1-for-7 in the first two games of the series to drop his season average to .231, Lopes will pick up his third consecutive start to close out the weekend. Though Lopes isn't yet locked in as a lineup regular, he could get more opportunities if fellow outfielder Mallex Smith -- who is slashing .135/.179/.189 on the season -- continues to struggle.
Lopes is not in the lineup Thursday against the Angels.
Lopes, who is 8-for-32 with one home run, two steals and 11 strikeouts this season, will sit for the fifth time in six games. Dee Gordon is starting in left field and hitting seventh in this one.
Lopes is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Angels.
Lopes will head to the bench for the fourth time in five games as Dylan Moore gets the start in left field Wednesday. In 11 games this season, Lopes is 8-for-32 with a home run and two steals.
Lopes is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Athletics.
Lopes followed a stretch in which he started six straight games by sitting for three in a row. The Mariners' plans at the corner outfield and designated hitter spots remain somewhat unclear. Jose Marmolejos and Mallex Smith will start in the outfield corners Monday, with Daniel Vogelbach serving as the designated hitter.
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