C - FA
Rafael Lopez has been optioned to Triple-A. He only hit .180 with three home runs and 13 RBI in 34 games with the Padres.
With Austin Hedges back from the DL, Lopez wasn’t needed in the big leagues anymore. To the extent you were wasting a roster spot on him, feel free to move on.
Rafael Lopez went 3-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored, and a solo home run in Monday’s win over the Braves.
Lopez continues to be the Padres everyday catcher. On the season, Lopez is only batting .191 with three home runs and 11 RBI.
Raffy Lopez went 0-for-2 with two walks and a strikeout Sunday in the Padres' 5-3 win over the Cardinals.
Lopez is 5-for-25 (.200) with two home runs and 11 strikeouts (44% strikeout rate) since being called up to the big leagues on May 1 to replace the injured Austin Hedges. Lopez has started 8 of 12 games at catcher for the Padres since May 1.
The Padres called up catcher Rafael Lopez from Triple-A El Paso Tuesday afternoon. He replaces Austin Hedges who was placed on the DL.
At Triple-A, Lopez batted .300 with seven HR, 15 RBI, and 13 runs scored in 19 games. He will split the catching duties with AJ Ellis until Hedges comes back.