The Rockies have designated 27-year old righty swinging 2B/3B Jose Lopez for assignment. Lopez played in 38 games for the Rockies this year and he is 26 for 125 (.208 avg, .521 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 2 homers, 8 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. He has now played in 911 games in his first 8 years in the majors and he is 923 for 3,499 (.264 avg, .690 OPS) with 390 runs scored, 82 homers, 439 RBIs and 25 stolen bases. Lopez won’t likely have a hard time finding a new job but he was just taking up roster space for the Rockies.
UPDATE: (6/8/2011) – The Rockies have released Jose Lopez.