Saturday, January 12, 2013

Phillies sign Rodrigo Lopez to minor league deal

By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
@Philabaseball

The Phillies have signed pitcher Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to multiple sources.

Lopez spent last season with the Chicago Cubs, pitching primarily with their Triple-A affliate in Iowa. The 37-year-old appeared in 18 games, finishing 2-5 with a 5.28 ERA - of the 18 contests, he started 15.

The right-hander has a career 4.82 ERA  over 11 major league seasons with six different teams, including the Phillies.

Lopez spent a portion of the 2009 season with the Phillies, tossing 30 innings over seven games resulting in a 5.70 ERA.

Lopez will receive $1 million if he makes the big league club.  

- Patrick Gordon is the editor of the Philadelphia Baseball Review. Contact him at pgordon@philadelphiabaseballreview.com or @Philabaseball on Twitter.

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