His best years came with the Baltimore Orioles where he twice won 15 games including 2002 when he finished second in Rookie of the Year voting after going 15-9 with a 3.57 ERA in 196.2 innings.
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But why did the Phillies go with a Major League rehash rather than a possible future star like Carlos Carrasco?
It could have something to do with money but most likely it's because Lopez deserved the promotion. He brings Major League pedigree to the table but he also pitched well recently at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He was 5-4 with a 3.91 ERA in 13 starts with the IronPigs.