The Indians have designated 28-year old righty swinging infielder Jose Lopez for assignment. Lopez played in 5 games for the Tribe this year and he was 4 for 21 (.190 avg, .571 OPS) with 2 runs scored, 1 homer and 3 RBIs. Lopez has now played in 960 games in his first 9 years in the majors and he is 951 for 3,626 (.262 avg, .691 OPS) with 405 runs scored, 89 homers, 455 RBIs and 25 stolen bases. The Indians needed Lopez’ roster spot of Johnny Damon, who is now an active member of the Cleveland Indians.
UPDATE: (5/3/2012) – Jose Lopez has cleared waivers and he has accepted an outright assignment to AAA to stay with the Indians.