Rodrigo Munoz Lopez... Married, wife's name is Romy... Has
two sons, Rodrigo Jr. (3/7/03) and Raymond (3/5/05)...
Signed by: Alfonso Lopez.2012Had his contract selected on 4/7 and began the season
in CHI's bullpen
... Made 4 appearances before being designated for
assignment on 4/23 and outrighted to Iowa (AAA) the
... Did not allow a HR through his first 9 appearances with
Iowa (41.0 IP)
... Was on the DL, 5/26-6/1 (right groin strain) and 8/1-9/3
(right shoulder strain)
... Pitched for Culiacan in the Mexican Winter League (5-1,
0.94 ERA, 7 G, 6 GS).2011Rodrigo was acquired by the Cubs from Atlanta, May 26, for minor league lefty Ryan Buchter...he went 6-6 with a 4.42 ERA
(48 ER/97.2 IP) in 26 games (16 starts) for Chicago...Registered a 6-5 mark with a 4.50 ERA (44 ER/88.0 IP) in 16 starts...was 0-1 with a 3.72 ERA (4 ER/9.2 IP) as a reliever (10 outings)...Went 6.0 or more innings in six starts, going 3-1 with a 1.43 ERA
(6 ER/37.2 IP) in those outings...Went 3-2 with a 3.86 ERA (17 ER/39.2 IP) in seven starts on four days
rest...was 3-3 with a 5.03 ERA (27 ER/48.1 IP) in nine starts on five
or more days rest...Recorded a 4-2 record with a 3.47 ERA (19 ER/49.1 IP) in 12 home
outings (eight starts) compared to a 2-4 mark with a 5.40 ERA (29
ER/48.1 IP) on the road (14 outings, eight starts)...Posted a 1.59 ERA (1 ER/5.2 IP) in his first five relief outings, June
3-12, compared to a 6.75 ERA (3 ER/4.0 IP) in his final five, June 14-
July 24...Was 3-0 with a 0.90 ERA (2 ER/20.0 IP) in four games (three starts) at
Wrigley Field, July 3-August 10...Allowed just one unearned run in his last two starts of the season,
September 17-24...was 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER/12.0 IP), eight
strikeouts and four walks during the span...Began the year with Triple-A Gwinnett in the Braves organization...was
6-1 with a 2.59 ERA (17 ER/59.0 IP) in nine starts prior to his trade to
Chicago.2010Tossed 200.0 innings in his first full season in the majors since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2008 and seeing limited action in the minors and big leagues with the Phillies in 2009. His 200.0 IP were the second most in his 18-year professional career and the most since he tossed 209.1 for BAL in 2005...Went 7-16 with a 5.00 ERA, .280 opponents' average, 56 walks and 116 strikeouts in 33 starts. His 56 walks were tied for seventh-fewest among all starting pitchers with a minimum of 33 starts. Led the majors by giving up 37 home runs and led the National League in losses and earned runs allowed...His 15 quality starts tied for the team lead with Ian Kennedy. Tossed 7.0 or more innings on 13 occasions and at least 6.0 innings in 21 contests...Led Arizona in starts (33) and innings pitched (200.0)...Did not issue a walk in eight games and allowed one or fewer free bases in 18 games...Posted a 9-1 win vs. PIT in his D-backs' debut on 4/9...Was 2-2 with a 3.81 ERA in his first eight starts after posting an 11-1 win on 5/15 at ATL when he allowed one run over 8.0 innings. It marked his longest outing since throwing 8.0 innings on 5/14/06 vs.LAA for the Orioles and his 10th career game in which he's worked at least 8.0 innings and allowed one or less run...Also tossed 8.0 innings on 5/31 at LAD and 6/21 vs. NYY bringing his career total to 20 games with at least 8.0 innings pitched...Struck out a season-high seven batters on 7/22 vs. SF...Posted a season-best 3.90 ERA (13 ER/30.0 IP) during five starts in September...Snapped a career-long seven-game losing streak with the win on 9/16 at CIN. The streak spanned 11 games from 7/17-9/11 as the team went 1-10 in those contests...Plated his first-career RBI on 9/28 at SF with a sacrifice fly in the second inning...Lopez pitched in the World Baseball Classic for the Mexican team in 2006 and 2009.2009Signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as a minor league free agent on March 6 and was assigned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley...Placed on the disabled list from April 19-27 with a right elbow strain...Named Phillies Minor League Pitcher of the Week May 18-24 and June 22-28...Had his contract selected by the Phillies on July 3 and got the starting nod and win, 7-2, @ Mets...it was his first win since July 7, 2007 vs. Phillies...In his first 4 starts, went 3-0 with a 3.09 ERA (8 ER in 23.1 IP)...in his final 3 outings (1 start), went 0-1 with a 14.85 ERA (11 ER in 6.2 IP)...Optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Aug. 12...Released by the Phillies on Sept. 9...Following the season, pitched for Culiacan in the Mexican Winter League...in 2 games (1 start), went 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA (1 ER in 6.0 IP).2008Missed the majority of the season recovering from Tommy John surgery performed on Aug. 22, 2007...On August 22, signed with the Atlanta Braves as a minor league free agent...Made 3 rehab appearances between Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Braves and Single-
A Rome Braves...Released by Atlanta on Nov. 12.2007Acquired by the Colorado Rockies in early January, started 14 games while battling injuries in his return to the NL...In his first 8 starts from April 4-June 21, went 4-0 with a 2.93 ERA (15 ER in 46.0 IP) as the team went 7-1 in those starts...Placed on the disabled list from April 19-May 28 with right elbow inflammation...Over 6 starts from June 26-July 26, went 1-4 with a 6.48 ERA (24 ER in 33.1 IP)...Placed on the disabled list on Aug. 1 with a torn flexor tendon in his right arm and was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on Aug. 9...Had Tommy John surgery on Aug. 22.2006In a season that began in the rotation and ended in the bullpen, Lopez went 9-18, 5.90 over 36 games/29 starts in his final campaign with the Orioles...matched career high with 136 strikeouts...his 18 losses led the major leagues, matched the second-highest total in O's history, and ranks as T7th-highest loss total in last 13 seasons (beginning 1994)...Don Larsen lost team-record 21 games for O's in 1954, two years before he would throw a perfect game in the World Series...Jim Wilson (1955) and Pat Dobson (1972) are only other pitchers in O's history to lose 18 games...his 5.90 ERA was third-highest among qualifying A.L. pitchers...despite finishing year in bullpen, still ranked second on staff with 189.0 innings...three of his losses came in relief as he was 9-15, 5.87 (174.2 ip, 114 er) in his 29 starts...allowed four or more runs in 20 of 29 starts...earned win on Opening Day, April 3 vs. Tampa Bay, becoming just 5th O's pitcher to start at least three openers...dropped career-high seven consecutive decisions April 9-May 20, including six straight starts April 25-May 20...became first pitcher to lose seven straight as a starter after winning the opener since Seattle's Mike Parrott in 1980...beginning May 25 at Seattle, Javy Lopez would catch his next 13 starts, during which he went 7-4, 4.79 (77.0 ip, 41 er)...tossed 7.1 shutout innings in the May 25 win, snapping the seven-game slide, first of three straight wins...was 4-1, 3.99 (38.1 ip, 17 er) over six starts from May 25-June 23...due to off days for O's, his spot in rotation was skipped and he pitched in relief Aug. 11 at Boston, his first relief outing since June 22, 2004...won Aug. 17 at New York-AL, allowing two runs in 7.0 innings, but would drop next three starts...one of those defeats was 1-0 loss Sept. 4 at LA of Anaheim, allowing one run in 7.0 innings in duel with Jered Weaver...final start came Sept. 11 vs. New York-AL, taking no decision despite quality start...allowed runs in six of seven relief appearances overall...prior to season, represented Mexico in inaugural World Baseball Classic, going 0-2, 3.86 (7.0 ip, 3 er) in two starts.2005Went 15-12, 4.90 in 35 games/starts for Baltimore...matched career high with 15 wins, and established career marks for starts and innings (209.1)...tied Oakland's Barry Zito for A.L. lead in starts and ranked T8th in league in wins...allowed 12.98 baserunners per nine innings, 10th-highest in A.L. among qualifiers...went 9-7 on the road, T6th-highest road win total in the league...tossed 6.0 or more innings in 22 of 35 starts, allowing one earned run or less on 11 occasions...compiled 17 quality starts...O's scored a total of 22 runs in his 12 losses, plating two runs or less eight times...won on Opening Day, April 4 vs. Oakland, tossing 6.0 shutout innings...combined with three relievers on a shutout to open the season...also won next start April 10 at New York-AL, allowing one run in 8.0 innings...over next seven starts April 16-May 19, went 0-2, 6.31 (41.1 ip, 29 er), going winless despite 3 quality starts in that span...would win his next five decisions, going 5-0, 3.62 (37.1 ip, 15) over six starts May 25-June 21...worked 8.0 innings in consecutive outings, May 25 vs. Seattle and May 30 at Boston...came within one out of complete game Aug. 10 vs. Tampa Bay, tossing 8.2 innings in 9-5 victory...beginning with last start before All-Star break on July 10 vs. Boston, went 8-7, 5.10 (100.2 ip, 57 er) in his final 17 starts...won 3 straight starts, Aug. 4-15, with a 3.54 ERA (20.1 ip, 8 er)...after that, went 3-6, 5.57 ERA (51.2 ip, 32 er) over his final nine starts, as the Orioles scored a total of 20 runs in that span.2004Began the season as the Orioles' most effective pitcher out of the bullpen before moving into the starting
rotation in late May...Finished as the club's leader in wins (14) and ERA (3.59) and was 2nd in innings
Finished 6th in the American League in ERA, the first Orioles pitcher to rank in the top 10 since
Mussina in 2000 (3rd, 3.79).
Also ranked 8th in the AL in fewest baserunners per 9IP (11.60) and opponents' slugging pct. (.392)
was 11th in opponents' batting average (.252).
Went 11-7 with a 3.95 ERA in 23 starts (139.0IP, 144H, 61ER) and 3-2 with a 1.99 ERA in 14 relief apparances
(31.2IP, 20H, 7ER). Pitched 1.1 scoreless innings to hold the lead in the Orioles' win on Opening Day against Boston...Entered
in the 6th inning with 2 runners on base and got Johnny Damon to ground out to escape the jam.
It was his first relief appearance since 4/19/02 at Tampa Bay, having made 54 starts for the Orioles
between bullpen outings...Four days later, on April 8, he worked the final 1.1 innings to earn the win in
the O's 3-2 victory over Boston in 13 innings.
Had his longest relief outing on April 21 vs. Tampa Bay, pitching 4.2 innings...Worked 4.0 innings of
one-hit shutout relief to earn the win on May 4 vs. Chicago.
Was credited with the win on May 9 vs. Cleveland, allowing only one inherited run to score after entering
with the bases loaded and none out in the 7th inning to preserve the lead.
Was charged with the loss on April 27 vs. Seattle, despite allowing just one hit and one walk in 3.2
innings...Left the game with 2 outs, a runner on first and a tie score in the 7th inning, but ensuing relievers
allowed the run to score and left him the loser.
Made his first 12 appearances in relief before getting his first start of the season on May 20 at
Seattle...Prior to his start, led AL relievers with a 0.33 ERA (27.1IP, 14H, 1ER) and held opposing hitters
to a .152 batting average.
Made 5 starts, May 20-June 12, and went 2-1 despite a 6.41 ERA, before returning to the
bullpen...Allowed 6 runs in 4.1 innings in 2 relief outings before going back into the starting rotation for
good on June 26.
Went 10-5 with a 3.36 ERA (112.1IP, 42ER) in 18 starts after returning to the rotation on June 26...Had
12 "Quality Starts" in that time (6 or more IP, 3 or fewer ER allowed).
Went 4-0 with a 2.57 ERA in 5 starts in September, including back-to-back wins over New York,
September 3 and September 10.
Pitched his only complete game of the season and his 2nd career shutout on September 26 vs. Detroit,
beating the Tigers 5-0...Allowed 3 hits, 2 of them in the 3rd inning, and did not walk a batter.
In the first 3 innings of his 22 starts, Lopez pitched to a 3.00 ERA (69.0IP, 69H, 23ER)...In innings 4-9,
he had a 4.89 ERA (70.0IP, 73H, 38ER).
Tied for first in the AL with a 1.000 fielding pct...Handled 37 chances without an error, one of 11 pitchers
in the league to field at least 30 chances cleanly. Made 4 starts and 7 total appearances vs. Boston, going 3-1 with a 1.78 ERA...Is 8-3 with a 3.78 ERA
in his 3 seasons vs. the Red Sox, 3 more wins than any hurler against them in that time.2003Opened the season with a solid six-inning, two earned run-outing against the Indians on March 31, but struggled in the month of April (8.46 ERA) ... Strained his left oblique muscle on May 1, knocking him out of action until June 15 ... Put together a four-game stretch from July 1-17 where he went 2-1 with a 1.57 ERA and 24 strikeouts in 28.2 innings ... Finished the season in encouraging fashion, holding the Yankees to two runs and five hits in a 3-2 Orioles victory on Sept. 26.2002Led the Orioles with 15 victories, tops among American League rookies...Finished second to Toronto's Eric Hinske in the American League Rookie of the Year voting and one spot ahead of teammate Jorge Julio...In addition to leading AL rookies in wins, he also led in ERA (3.57), strikeouts (136) and innings pitched (196.2)...Had the most wins by an Orioles rookie since Mike Boddicker won 16 games in 1983...Only Oriole rookie pitchers to win more games were Wally Bunker (19 in 1964), Chuck Estrada (18 in 1960) and Boddicker...Tied former Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Teddy Higuera for most wins by a Mexican-born rookie (1985)...Opponents batted .234 off him, 8th lowest average in AL, and had a .382 slugging percentage, 9th low-
est in league...Allowed only 7.87 hits per 9.0 IP, 7th best mark in the AL...Had 13 wins in night games, 3rd most in the AL...Also led the Orioles and was tied for 6th in the AL with 4 pick-offs...In his 28 starts, he went 14-9 with a 3.72 ERA (181.2 IP, 75 ER)...Won 7 of his first 8 decisions following an Orioles loss and finished 8-5 after an O's setback...Pitched 5.0 or more innings in all but one start and allowed 3 earned runs or less in 19 of 28 outings...Worked 7.0 innings or more in 12 of his last 21 starts and at least 6.0 innings in 18 of his last 21 starts...Had the 9th best run support in American League, 6.22 runs per game...The Orioles scored 93 runs in
his 14 wins as a starter, 20 runs in his 9 losses and 23 runs in his 5 non-decision starts...Went 6-0 with a 2.57 ERA in 6 starts in July and was named American League Rookie of the Month...Became the first Orioles pitcher to win 6 games in a calendar month since Mike Boddicker went 6-1 in May 1984 and the first O's pitcher to go 6-0 in a month since Dennis Martinez in May 1979...Had 8 wins at the All-Star break, tied for 2nd most ever by an Orioles rookie behind Estrada's 9 wins in 1960 and the most since Dennis Martinez had 8 wins at the break in 1977...Made the Orioles roster out of spring training and made his first 5 appearances in relief, going 1-0 with
a 1.80 ERA (15.0 IP, 9 H, 3 R/ER, 5 BB, 13 K)...Had 3 relief outings in which he pitched 4.0 scoreless innings of relief...Retired 18 consecutive batters between 3 outings, April 7-14...Earned his first major league win in relief on April 11 vs. Tampa Bay...Did not allow a baserunner while striking out 4 as the Orioles rallied for a 15-6 win over the Devil Rays...Moved into the starting rotation on April 24 and won his first 4 starts...Became the 3rd Orioles rookie to start a season 5-0, after Ben McDonald (1990) and Rocky Coppinger
(1996)...Fellow rookie Travis Driskill later started 5-0 to join the list...Pitched his first career complete game on June 12 vs. San Diego, his former team, but lost 2-0...Pitched 8.2 innings in his previous start, a 4-2 win vs. Los Angeles on June 7...Struck out 8 batters in two straight starts, July 19 vs. Chicago and July 26 at Boston, before topping that with a career-high 9 strikeouts on August 16 vs. Detroit...Was 12-3 with a 2.94 ERA through July...Went 3-6 with a 4.94 ERA over the final 2 months of the season...During the Orioles' 4-32 season-ending swoon beginning August 24, he went 1-4 with a 5.50 ERA (36.0 IP, 22 ER) in 6 starts...Went 4-0 with a 2.48 ERA vs. Boston and 4-0 with a 1.61 ERA vs. Tampa Bay...Did not beat any other team more than once...Was the first Orioles pitcher to defeat an opponent four times in a season since Mike Mussina went 4-0 against Detroit in 1998...Catcher Geronimo Gil was behind the plate in 22 of his 28 starts, marking first Mexican-born battery
since 1987 when Los Angeles' Alex Trevino caught 5 of Fernando Valenzuela's starts...Was named "Most Valuable Oriole" in a poll of media who cover the team, the only player named on all 28 ballots...Also was named "Favorite New Oriole" by the Oriole Advocates...Represented the Orioles on Major League Baseball All-Star team that played exhibition series vs. Japanese teams in Japan in November following the seasonC Was only pitcher to earn 2 wins on trip.2001Went 10-2 with a 2.49 ERA for Culiacan Tomato Growers in the Mexican Winter League...Won all 5 decisions in post-season playoffs, including a complete game four-hit shutout to clinch Caribbean Series title over Puerto Rico...Combined to go 2-3 with a 2.89 in 20 games between Class A Lake Elsinore and AAA Portland in the San Diego organization...Pitched exclusively in relief for Lake Elsinore while making 8 starts in 11 appearances at Portland...Missed first 2 months of season with a shoulder injury...Returned and allowed 7 runs but only one earned in his 9 relief outings for Lake Elsinore, spanning 13.0 IP...Promoted to AAA Portland on July 15...Made one start before being sent to bullpen, where he made 3 relief appearances...Returned to starting rotation in August...Yielded 2 runs or fewer in 5 of his last 6 starts.2000Became 10th Mexican to play for the Padres, making his major league
debut with six starts during two stints with San Diego (4/28-5/13 and 5/
30-6/18)...Went 0-3 with an 8.76 ERA in the six outings before being
outrighted to AAA Las Vegas for the remainder of the season on 6/
19...Limited Atlanta to one run on 4 hits and 2 walks while striking
out 5 over 7.0 innings in his major league debut, 4/29 at San
Diego...Left with a 4-1 lead but ended with a no-decision...Picked
up his first career hit with a leadoff single off St. Louis' Darryl
Kile in the 2nd inning 6/13 at San Diego...Scored his first run on a
RBI fielder's choice by Tony Gwynn later in the same inning...Posted
an 8-7 record with one complete game and a 4.69 ERA (57 ER/109.1 IP)
in 20 starts for Las Vegas...In his 8 wins, posted a 1.66 ERA (9 ER/
48.2 IP)and gave up more than 2 earned runs just once (6/30 vs. Salt
Lake)...Threw his lone complete game in a 3-0 loss 5/26 at
Edmonton...Won back-to-back starts by not allowing a run in 12.0
consecutive innings 7/16-7/21...Sparked the streak by fanning a
season-high 8 batters in the first game of a 7/16 doubleheader at
Tucson...Did not allow a home run over his final 4 starts, a span of
22.0 innings.1999Made a career-high and team-leading 28 starts at AA Mobile...Tied
for the club lead with 10 wins and paced the staff with 169.1
innings pitched and 138 strikeouts...Ranked 4th in the organization
in strikeouts and 5th with a 4.41 ERA...Allowed 3 earned runs or
fewer in 17 of his 28 starts and worked at least 6.0 innings in 17,
including each of his final 6...Walked 3 or fewer in 25 of his 28
starts, including his first 22 in a row and 25 of his first
26...Never walked more than 4 in a game...Won his first 2 starts of
the season, allowing only 2 runs on 8 hits in 11.0 innings for a
1.64 ERA...Fanned a season-best 9, 4/16 vs. Birmingham...Went 5-0
with a 3.83 ERA (56.1 IP, 24 ER) in 9 starts, 5/24-7/7...On 6/10 at
Orlando, fired a rain-shortened 5.1 inning shutout, allowing 4 hits
and 2 walks, while striking out 6.1998Began season by going 10-6 with a 3.35 ERA with the Mexico City Red
Devils of the Mexican Summer League...At conclusion of the Mexican
League season, was assigned to AA Mobile, where he helped the
BayBears to the Southern League championship...Joined Mobile on 8/21
and went 3-0 with a pair of complete games and a 1.40 ERA in 4
starts...Opponents batted only .219 (21-96) with one home run...In
his 2nd start for Orlando, threw a 4-hit shutout, walking one and
fanning 7 on 8/27 at Birmingham...Went the distance in a 7-inning
victory in first game of a doubleheader on 9/2 vs. Knoxville in his
next start, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) on 6 hits...Walked 2 and
fanned 6...Closed out the regular season with 6.0 innings of 3-hit
shutout ball to beat West Tennessee 9/7...Walked none and struck out
6...Made one post-season start and was the winning pitcher in
Mobile's Southern League championship-clinching win vs. Jacksonville
on 9/18...Allowed 2 hits and one run over 8.0 innings, walking 2 and
striking out 5...Went 2-5 with a 2.93 ERA in 13 games (12 starts)
for Culiacan of the Mexican Pacific League...Opponents hit .193,
with only 51 hits in 76.2 innings...Walked 30 and struck out
52...Following the playoffs, was added to the roster of league
champion Mexicali to participate in the Caribbean Series.1997Made a career-high 37 appearances (14 starts) and won a personal-
best 6 games for Class A Clinton, leading the Lumber Kings with nine
saves and 123 strikeouts in 121.2 innings pitched...Topped Midwest
League starters in fewest base runners allowed per 9 innings pitched
(9.9)...Limited the opposition to a .212 batting average, 3rd-best
in the league...Ranked 9th among Midwest League hurlers with a 3.18
ERA.1996Started 14 games for Rookie level Idaho Falls, 4th-most in the
Pioneer League...Went 6-5 with a 3.22 ERA while averaging nearly 6.2
innings per start...Went 0-3 with nine saves and a 3.07 ERA out of the
bullpen...Posted an 0-1 record with six saves and a 0.69 ERA from 4/
17-5/23...Registered 7 saves in 8 outings, 5/6-5/29...Went 4-1 with
a 2.55 ERA from 7/29-8/25...Averaged more than 7.0 innings per start
during that span...Posted a complete-game victory 8/25 vs.
Burlington, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits while fanning 10.1995Made 11 appearances (seven starts) for San Diego's Arizona Rookie League
club in Peoria after being signed by Padres scout Alfonso Lopez on
2/7...Fanned 33 in 34.2 innings of work.1994Made his professional debut with 10 relief appearances with Aguila
of the Mexican Summer League.1993Made his professional debut with Veracruz in the Mexican Summer League, pitching in 2 games.