Red Sox rookie Jack Lopez collects first major league hit

Red Sox novice Jack Lopez, Olympic medalist, gets initially struck initially appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Jack Lopez’s long roadway to the big leagues consisted of winning a silver medal with Group U.S.A. baseball at the Tokyo Olympics previously this summer season.

The 28-year-old novice had another minute he’ll always remember in Friday night’s Boston Red Sox video game versus the Cleveland Indians, getting his very first big league struck on a double in the bottom of the 2nd inning at Fenway Park.

Lopez, thrust into the lineup in part due to the Red Sox continuous concerns with COVID-19, was initially a 16th-round draft choice of the Kansas City Royals in 2011. He never ever made it to the major leagues with the Royals, nor with the Atlanta Braves, whom he signed with as a totally free representative in 2019.

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Lopez, who was born in Puerto Rico, signed a minors offer with the Red Sox in January and split time this summer season in between Triple-A Worcester and Double-A Portland prior to lastly making a call-up on Sept. 1. He had actually been hitless in the very first 7 at-bats of his profession prior to his hit Friday.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.