Friday, June 16, 2006

Red Sox re-acquire Lopez

Yesterday, the Boston Red Sox re-acquired lefty Javier Lopez in a trade with the Chicago White Sox. They sent David Riske.

Lopez is 2-1 with 0.55 ERA with 12 saves this year. He's also managed to hold lefties to .171 batting average. A fourth round selection of Arizona in the 1998 First-Year Player Draft, Lopez was picked by Boston in the Rule 5 Major League Draft in December 2002. The Red Sox traded Lopez to Colorado in March 2003. The Red Sox chose to keep another lefty, Matt White. They traded for Ryan Cameron, who is no longer in the organization.

Before you get too excited, take a gander at his major league numbers. It's not exactly the most exciting.

Major League Career6-46.0917103115.112979784972

He also made his debut last night, giving up an RBI single to Torii Hunter.

BTW, Ortiz long ball into the grandstands being stopped by a speaker is just plain awful. But the whole team should have played better in the first place. Losing a game doesn't happen on one pitch, one hit, or one speaker.

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