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Phillies sign right-hander Rodrigo Lopez to minor league contract

Jan 12, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reports that the Phillies have signed right-hander Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract with a spring training invite. This confirms a report by Fernando Ballesteros of Puro Beisbol.

Lopez, who turned 37 in December, had a 5.68 ERA over four relief appearances with the Cubs last season and posted a 5.28 ERA and 55/26 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings with Triple-A Iowa. He owns a 4.82 ERA over 11 seasons in the majors.

Lopez’s role will likely be depth at Triple-A Lehigh Valley, but Salisbury hears that he would make $1 million plus incentives if he is added to the major league roster.

  1. thephilsabide - Jan 12, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Phillies AAA team is in Lehigh Valley now.

    • D.J. Short - Jan 12, 2013 at 3:05 PM

      Thank you.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 12, 2013 at 4:37 PM

        DJ, a suggestion – and I promise I am not playing not playing “gotcha”. But I have noticed when HBT writers make a mistake, rather then do the ol’ “line thru correction”, you simply remove the mistake. The problem is that then it gets confusing when you read a comment on wording that has since been removed.

        Do the strike through and leave the mistaken text in place, along with the correction.

      • D.J. Short - Jan 12, 2013 at 5:08 PM

        Not against that idea. It’s an issue I think about often. When it’s something minor like this, I usually acknowledge the error in the comments and make the proper correction. If it’s something that would fundamentally change the post, then a strike-through makes more sense. Or a new update to the post entirely. But I’ll take it up with Craig and everyone to see if we can get some consensus and consistency on the matter. Thanks for bringing it up!

      • R.D. Frable ♞ - Jan 26, 2013 at 9:54 PM

        You should visit their park this year. Best in the minors.

  2. areyesrn - Jan 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    he wasn’t *that* bad when he was with the Phillies the first time around…was he?

  3. ryanrockzzz - Jan 12, 2013 at 6:57 PM

    It’s really annoying when people get jealous they don’t have a baseball blog.
    The dude corrected the error, and not everyone knows or cares where our triple a team plays. Lol seriously lol.

  4. thephilsabide - Jan 13, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    Yeah it really wasnt that big of a deal. I corrected you because I live in the glorious place known as Scranton and have had to deal with the Yankees organization here since 2007. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t have even noticed.

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