Brewers Land Felipe Lopez
By Drew Silva [July 19 at 4:59pm CST]
According to B.J. Rains of MLB.com, the Diamondbacks have dealt Felipe Lopez to the Brewers for two minor-leaugers: outfielder Cole Gillespie and pitcher Roque Mercedes.
Lopez, batting .301/.364/.412 with six home runs, 25 RBI and six stolen bases, should help shore up the top of Milwaukee's lineup. The utilityman is playing mostly second base these days, and should easily usurp the 38-year-old Craig Counsell of his starting duties.
Mercedes, 22, was 1-1 with a 1.08 ERA in 29 relief appearances this season while playing in the Florida State League. Gillespie, a 25-year-old stuck at the Triple-A level, was batting .242 with seven home runs and 27 RBI
for Nashville. It's a decent haul for an Arizona ballclub that continues to fall back in the NL West standings.
Should further increase his fantasy value in a better lineup, especially in the leagues where he qualifies @ 2B/SS/3B/OF