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Report: Phillies Have Agreement To Acquire Wilton Lopez From Astros

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By Spike Eskin

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Phillies may have their 8th inning guy.

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies have an agreement in place with the Astros to acquire right-handed pitcher Wilton Lopez for “minor leaguers,” and they’re finalizing the deal now.

Lopez, 29 years-old,  appeared in 64 games for the Astros last season, had ten saves and finished with a record of 6-3. He struck out 54 batters in 66.1 innings, and had a WHIP 1.040.

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