Wilton López

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Wilton López
Wilton Lopez.jpg
López with the San Diego Padres
Born: (1983-07-19) July 19, 1983 (age 33)
León, Nicaragua
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 28, 2009, for the Houston Astros
Last appearance
April 8, 2014, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 16–17
Earned run average 3.54
Strikeouts 221

Wilton López (born July 19, 1983) is a Nicaraguan former professional baseball pitcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros and Colorado Rockies.

Professional career[edit]

López signed with the New York Yankees in 2002. He played in their minor league system until he was released in 2007. He signed with the San Diego Padres two days later.

In 2007, López played for the Fort Wayne Wizards and Lake Elsinore Storm, going 1–0 with a 3.30 ERA in 22 games for the former and 2–1 with a 6.10 ERA in 22 games for the latter. He played for the Storm, San Antonio Missions and Portland Beavers in 2008, going 2–1 with a 2.64 ERA in 30 games with the Storm, 0–2 with a 4.93 ERA in 27 games with the Missions, and 0–0 with a 9.00 ERA in one game with the Beavers.

Houston Astros[edit]

On April 10, 2009, López was selected off waivers by the Houston Astros from the Padres.[1] López served as the team's closer in 2012 after Brett Myers was traded to the Chicago White Sox.

Colorado Rockies[edit]

López and a player to be named later or cash from the Astros was traded to the Colorado Rockies for pitcher Alex White and minor league pitcher Alex Gillingham.[2][3] He was designated for assignment on June 9, 2014.[4] He was re-added to the roster on June 21.[5] In October 2014, Lopez elected free agency.[6]

Toronto Blue Jays[edit]

López signed a minor league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on December 12, 2014.[7] He was released on June 30.[8]


  1. ^ McTaggert, Brian (August 28, 2009). "Astros place hobbled Arias on DL". MLB.com. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rockies trade for RHP Wilton Lopez". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 5, 2012. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Rockies acquire RHP Wilton Lopez from Houston". MLB.com. December 4, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2012. 
  4. ^ Etkin, Jack. "Floyd, Braves beat Rockies at Coors Field". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ Saunders, Patrick (June 21, 2014). "Rockies' Wilton Lopez, cut earlier this season, back in bullpen". Denver Post. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (October 4, 2014). "Minor Moves: Free Agents, Blue Jays". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved October 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Blue Jays sign Lopez, Gindle, Fox to minor deals". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 12, 2014. Retrieved December 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. June 30, 2015. p. June 2015. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 

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