Padres add Frieri, Lopez to 40-man roster
Ernesto Frieri
Ernesto Frieri

Posted Nov 19, 2007


San Diego, CA - The San Diego Padres today purchased the contracts of right-handed pitchers Ernesto Frieri and Wilton Lopez from Single-A Lake Elsinore.

Ernesto Frieri, 22, combined to go 2-2 with one save and a 2.29 ERA (22 ER/86.1 IP) in 53 games (one start) between Single-A Fort Wayne and Single-A Lake Elsinore. He recorded 92 strikeouts compared to 29 walks in 2007, limiting opponents to a .196 (59-for-301) batting average. Frieri opened the season at Fort Wayne, making 40 relief appearances before being promoted to Lake Elsinore. In 13 games with the Storm, he allowed just three runs in 21.2 innings of work (1.25 ERA), surrendering all three runs in his only start of the season (4.0 IP).

Over parts of five minor league seasons, Frieri has a career record of 17-10 with four saves, a 2.49 ERA (74 ER/267.0 IP), 305 strikeouts and 115 walks.

Wilton Lopez, 24, appeared in 44 games between Fort Wayne and Lake Elsinore, posting a 3-1 record with three saves and a 4.44 ERA (25 ER/50.2 IP). He combined to strikeout 36 while walking just three. Prior to 2007, Lopez had not pitched since he debuted in the 2004 season. Over parts of two minor league seasons with the New York Yankees (2004) and Padres (2007), he has a career record of 4-2 with four saves and a 4.29 ERA (30 ER/63.0 IP) in 53 relief appearances.

Following today's moves, the Padres 40-man roster is now at 36.



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