PITTSBURGH (AP) - The St. Louis Cardinals have released
infielder Felipe Lopez, a day after he was late arriving for a game
Lopez accompanied the Cardinals to Pittsburgh to begin a
three-game series, but was told before Tuesday's game by manager
Tony La Russa that he was being let go.
General manager John Mozeliak says part of the reason was Lopez
arrived late at the stadium for Monday's game at Florida, a makeup
of a previous rainout.
Lopez, signed during the offseason as a utility player, hit .231
with seven homers and 36 RBIs in 109 games.