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September 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM

Red Sox sign Felipe Lopez

According to multiple sources, the Red Sox have signed utility infielder Felipe Lopez. The 30-year-old Lopez was recently released by the St. Louis Cardinals after hitting .231/.310/.340 with 7 home runs and 36 RBI in 109 games.

Lopez was initially claimed off waivers by the San Diego Padres, but rejected a move to the NL West in favor of becoming a free agent. The Red Sox were potentially motivated to sign Lopez due to the fact that he could project to be a Type B free agent this winter. If Lopez does indeed qualify to be a Type B, the Red Sox could gain a compensatory pick if they offered Lopez arbitration and he signed elsewhere.

The versatile infielder should see some playing time down the stretch at second, third or shortstop.