Lopez clears waivers and accepts outright to AAA Iowa where he will be a starter.— Doug Padilla (@ESPNChiCubs) April 24, 2012
While Lopez did start 16 games for the Cubs in 2011, he'd been coming out of the bullpen exclusively in 2012. In 6-1/3 innings or work this season, he compiled a 5.68 ERA.
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