Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/5/12
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Right-hander Wilton Lopez, who finished last season as the Houston Astros' closer, was acquired by the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night. Houston received right-handed starter Alex White and minor league right-hander Alex Gillingham in the deal. Colorado also will get cash or a player to be named. Lopez likely will serve as a setup man in front of Rockies closer Rafael Betancourt. Lopez nearly was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies last week before the deal was scrapped due to concerns about the reliever's elbow. "We are comfortable with his health," Rockies director of major league operations Bill Geivett said, according to the Denver Post. "What we like about him is that he's a strike-thrower. What we understand about his leadership and the type of the guy he is, we believe he's going to be impactful for us." In September and October, Lopez went 8-for-8 on save chances while posting a 1.29 ERA in 13 games. On the season, he went 6-3 with 10 saves and a 2.17 ERA in 64 ap...
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