August 18, 1971 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|July 6, 1993 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 19, 2003 for the Kansas City Royals|
|Earned run average||4.94|
Albert Anthony "Albie" Lopez (born on August 18, 1971 in Mesa, Arizona) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He graduated from Mesa Community College. He was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 20th round of the 1991 Major League Baseball Draft. Lopez was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the second round (48th pick overall) of the expansion draft in 1997. The Devil Rays then traded Lopez to the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001, where he was part of the World Series winning team. Lopez was criticized for his poor performance on the team, which lead him to sign with the Atlanta Braves at the end of that season. He then signed with the Kansas City Royals for the 2003 season. Lopez then signed a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2005, but was released on March 23, 2005. He signed with the Seattle Mariners on April 19, 2005, but was released just under a month later on May 15.
During a 11-year baseball career, Lopez compiled 47 wins, 558 strikeouts, and a 4.94 earned run average. He was an Eastern League All-Star with the Canton-Akron Indians, which was the Indians' Double A affiliate in 1993. Lopez pitched during the 2011 season for the Edmonton Capitals of the North American League. He works in the offseason at the Office Depot on Broadway Blvd. in Tucson, Arizona.
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