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Rockies trade for RHP Wilton Lopez

Updated: December 5, 2012, 12:52 AM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Houston Astros have traded reliever Wilton Lopez and a player to be named to the Colorado Rockies for right-handers Alex White and Alex Gillingham.

The deal was announced Tuesday night and was the first trade at the winter meetings.

Lopez was 6-3 with 10 saves and a 2.17 ERA in 64 games for the Astros last season. Known for his sharp control, he struck out 54 and walked just eight in 66 1/3 innings. The 29-year-old righty has done well at inducing groundballs ...

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