Brewers acquire second baseman Felipe Lopez from Arizona
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Brewers acquired second baseman Felipe Lopez from the Arizona Diamondbacks for two minor leaguers, giving Milwaukee a much needed top of the order threat.
Milwaukee has been without starting second baseman Rickie Weeks after he had season-ending surgery on his wrist in May. Since then, 38-year-old veteran Craig Counsell and rookie Casey McGehee have filled in, but Lopez gives the Brewers a more consistent veteran.
The 29-year-old Lopez came into Sunday's game hitting .305 with six homers, 25 RBIs and six stolen bases in 84 games.
The Diamondbacks get outfielder Cole Gillespie and right-hander Roque Mercedes in the deal.
(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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