Did you read/hear the big news? Ruben Amaro inked Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract. That's right, he's back!
Rodrigo was with the Phillies in 2009 and appeared in 7 games, having started 5 of them and winning 3 of them. Career stats: 81-89, 257 G, 215 GS, 1350.2 IP, 865 K, 4.82 ERA, and a 1.42 WHIP. He is 37 years old and right-handed.
He's nothing more than a veteran presence at Triple-A and organizational depth. Having traded away Vance Worley from the MLB rotation and Trevor May from the minor league rotation, the Phils needed a guy like this.