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Atlanta Braves infielder Nicky Lopez is out of the starting lineup Thursday versus the Nationals.
Lopez started at shortstop and went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a stolen base before being lifted for a pinch-hitter in Orlando Arcia. Lopez has bounced back at the plate since being moved from the Royals to the Braves as he's hitting .291 with Atlanta across 60 trips to the plate.
Royals infielder Nicky Lopez is drawing trade interest from the San Francisco Giants.
The Giants are in search of help up the middle of the infield and Lopez fits that bill with an excellent glove at both shortstop and second base. However, he's struggling mightily at the plate, hitting just .213 without a homer alongside a .606 OPS across 66 games. He has just three stolen bases this season after swiping 35 over the last two campaigns.
The X-Rays were negative on Nicky Lopez’s right hand after being hit by a pitch.
Lopez is considered as day-to-day. He could miss a game or two, but it does not seem he suffered a serious injury.
Royals infielder Nicky Lopez will return to the starting lineup Wednesday versus the Reds.
Lopez got the night off on Tuesday but will re-enter the lineup Wednesday and hit seventh against Reds right-hander Ben Lively. The light-hitting infielder owns a .220 average without a homer alongside three steals across 98 trips to the plate.
Nicky Lopez is on the bench to start Monday's contest against the Reds.
Lopez went 0-for-2 before being lifted for a pinch hitter on Sunday and will take a seat to begin Monday's contest. The 28-year-old has scuffled to a .220 average with zero homers and three stolen bases alongside a .662 OPS across 98 trips to the plate.