Report: Phillies May Trade for Astros Reliever

No Ed Wade? No problem. Rube still has a Texas business to holdup. 

Jim Salisbury is reporting that the Phillies are going after Astros reliever Wilton Lopez. He had a 2.17 ERA in 64 games last season.

Lopez is 29 and has appeared in 213 games for the Astros since 2009. His career ERA is 3.14, but it has been under three every year since 2010. He struck out 54 and walked only eight last season.

As Salisbury notes, Lopez is arbitration eligible and would likely serve as a setup man for Jonathan Papelbon. Ryan Madson, who was a target, signed with the Angels yesterday.

UPDATE: Jon Heyman reports the deal is almost done and the teams are just finalizing details.

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  • Nelson Van Alden November 28, 2012 at 11:17 am

    nice f*cking numbers

  • Worley's Hot Piece of Ass November 28, 2012 at 11:25 am

    I’ve never wished for spring training to begin as much as I am this year.

  • JD November 28, 2012 at 11:27 am

    Lock it up!

  • tfor3 November 28, 2012 at 11:31 am

    score one for Rube here. Vallee would never be the ML starting C

  • dennis November 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Who the fuck they trade yo

  • BobHALO November 28, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    Dennis.. We traded Ruf AND Biddle… Damn it

  • dennis November 28, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Bob, dats sum bullshit dawg

  • Nelson Van Alden November 28, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    all the ads are killing this site

  • RangersYankeesKnicksNYGiantsFan November 28, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    LOL talking spring training while your football team is in the middle of a playoff hunt oh my bad the Eagles season is already over.

  • whats that? November 29, 2012 at 8:26 am

    not only talking about spring training… but about the phillies trading for a relief pitcher 95% of phillies fans never even heard of

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