Wilton Lopez
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Wilton Lopez
Wilton López
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López with the San Diego Padres
Born: (1983-07-19) July 19, 1983 (age 36)
León, Nicaragua
Batted: Switch Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 28, 2009, for the Houston Astros
Last MLB appearance
April 8, 2014, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
Win-loss record16-17
Earned run average3.54

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

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

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

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

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

In 2019 season, he was selected for Nicaragua national baseball team at the 2019 Pan American Games Qualifier.[9]


  1. ^ McTaggert, Brian (August 28, 2009). "Astros place hobbled Arias on DL". MLB.com. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Rockies trade for RHP Wilton Lopez". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 5, 2012. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ "Rockies acquire RHP Wilton Lopez from Houston". MLB.com. December 4, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Etkin, Jack. "Floyd, Braves beat Rockies at Coors Field". Gwinnett Daily Post. Retrieved 2014.
  5. ^ Saunders, Patrick (June 21, 2014). "Rockies' Wilton Lopez, cut earlier this season, back in bullpen". Denver Post. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Wilmoth, Charlie (October 4, 2014). "Minor Moves: Free Agents, Blue Jays". mlbtraderumors.com. Retrieved 2014.
  7. ^ "Blue Jays sign Lopez, Gindle, Fox to minor deals". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 12, 2014. Retrieved 2014.
  8. ^ "International League Transactions". milb.com. June 30, 2015. p. June 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "NICARÁGUA". Pr? Pan 19 (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2019.

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