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Reports: Phillies to trade for reliever Lopez

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Philadelphia has worked out a trade that will bring Houston reliever Wilton Lopez to the Phillies in exchange for minor-league players, according to several reports.

Lopez, 29, pitched 66 1/3 innings in relief and had 2.17 ERA for the Astros in 2012. He served as the team's closer after Houston traded Brett Myers to the Chicago White Sox.

The Phillies are expected to use Lopez in a setup role for closer Jonathan Papelbon.

Lopez is eligible for arbitration during the offseason. He made $515,500 last season.

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