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Lopez claimed by Padres

The Padres have made a waiver claim of Felipe Lopez who was released by the Cardinals on Monday after failing to show up for a game on time... Again.

Lopez would replace Jerry Hairston Jr. on the San Diego roster if the Padres win the claim. Hairston was recently injured and is out for the rest of the season. He would be ineligible for the post season since he wasn't with the Fathers prior to the Aug. 31 waiver deadline. But it seems the San Diego brass would like to add his bat for a week or so as the try to beat out the Giants for the National League West title.