WILTON LOPEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

DJ LeMahieu's 3 RBIs, 3 hits guide Rockies by White Sox in series finale

Injuries test a team's mettle, turning roster depth into a truth-or-dare game. Ineffectiveness messes with a club's psyche. Prior to Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox, the Rockies sent a message that reverberated in the clubhouse, suggesting that the bid for a winning season was not just the glass-half-full optimism of owner Dick Monfort. Manager Walt Weiss...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilton Lopez optioned by Rockies to Triple-A; Josh Rutledge recalled

The Rockies demoted pitcher Wilton Lopez to the Triple-A Sky Sox on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after Colorado's disastrous blowout loss to the Chicago White Sox. Josh Rutledge, an infielder, was called up in Lopez's place. He is active and available from the bench for Wednesday afternoon's series-deciding game at Coors Field. "It's time for him to go iron...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tale of the Colorado Rockies season might be already told through nine games

Wilton Lopez was brutal on Tuesday.The question has already been asked, who are the 2014 Colorado Rockies?Is this team the one that showed up on Friday for the home opener and played a complete, fundamental game, which included good starting pitching and great hitting? On the other side, is this team the one the looked terrible on Opening Day in Miami last Monday or like they did...
Via Rockies Review
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wilton Lopez down for a mound rebound for the Rockies

Wilton Lopez has a message for 2013: "Good riddance." It was a year in which he saw his father battle an illness before dying in September. It was a year in which he struggled on the mound, looking nothing like the relief pitcher who posted a 2.17 ERA with a terrible Houston Astros team in 2012. "When I was sent out to pitch, I wasn't thinking about my dad,"...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilton Lopez, Rockies agree at $2.2 million

Wilton Lopez has agreed to a $2.2 million, one-year contract with the Colorado Rockies. The right-hander avoided arbitration by agreeing to the non-guaranteed contract Thursday night. Lopez finished his first year as a member of the Rockies after being acquired from Houston, where he spent his first four big league seasons. Lopez was 3-4 with a 4.06 ERA in 75 appearances last...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch a dragonfly elude a Wilton Lopez pitch in super-slow motion (video)

During a game between the Colorado Rockies and San Francisco Giants over the weekend, a dragonfly found itself right in the path of a pitch out of the hand of Rockies relief pitcher Wilton Lopez. Somehow, the insect used all its wings to swoop up and avoid becoming a smeary stain on the ball and [...]The post Watch a dragonfly elude a Wilton Lopez pitch in super-slow motion (video...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies' deal for Lopez on hold

The Phillies have "put the brakes" on a deal that would've brought reliever Wilton Lopez to Philadelphia, according to a CSNPhilly.com report. The web site said Lopez had come to Philadelphia for a physical on Wednesday, though it wasn't clear whether there was anything physically wrong with the pitcher. On Wednesday, multiple reports said the Phillies had acquired...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

The Wilton Lopez trade to the Phillies is off

Yesterday, we brought you the news of the Astros potentially trading closer Wilton Lopez to the Phillies. Well, today it appears that the trade will not be happening after Lopez's physical with the Phillies hadn't gone well. Reportedly, Lopez's elbow is what gave Philadelphia's doctors pause. The Phillies were reportedly going to send pitcher Tyler Cloyd and catcher...
Via The Outside Corner
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Trade With Astros for Wilton Lopez is Reportedly Dead

I'm glad they tried.  According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, the trade that would have sent Astros reliever Wilton Lopez to the Phillies is pretty much dead.  Apparently the Phillies were not comfortable for the results of Lopez's physical: A deal had been agreed upon, pending Lopez passing his physical, but it appears both teams are going their separate ways. The...
Via Philliedelphia
November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Phillies in Talks to Acquire Astros RP Lopez

The Phillies are in serious talks with the Houston Astros and may be on the verge of trading for 29-year-old righthanded reliever Wilton Lopez, reports Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com. If the Phils pull this off, it would be a great, under-the-radar trade. Many baseball fans haven’t heard of Lopez because he’s been trapped under the weight of the 100-loss Astros, but he’s actually...
Via Phillies Nation
November 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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