Monday, March 12, 2007
The Rockies announced today that they have released catcher Javy Lopez. Lopez, who was the odd man out behind Chris Iannetta, who is having a great spring, and Yorvit Torrealba. Lopez signed a one year deal worth 1 million dollars in the off season; however, not that he has been released, he does not think he will go anywhere else as a backup. "I don't think I'll go anywhere else as a backup. The way I feel, I can easily be an everyday catcher. If I'm not an everyday catcher, I'd rather not play this year or retire." Lopez batted .251 with 8 HR and 35 RBI with the Orioles and Red Sox.