By PATRICK GORDON | Managing Editor
The Phillies have signed pitcher Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract with an invitation to Spring Training, according to multiple sources.
Lopez spent last season with the Chicago Cubs, pitching primarily with their Triple-A affliate in Iowa. The 37-year-old appeared in 18 games, finishing 2-5 with a 5.28 ERA - of the 18 contests, he started 15.
The right-hander has a career 4.82 ERA over 11 major league seasons with six different teams, including the Phillies.
Lopez spent a portion of the 2009 season with the Phillies, tossing 30 innings over seven games resulting in a 5.70 ERA.
Lopez will receive $1 million if he makes the big league club.