Is it all that surprising that his health is one of the things holding this potential trade of Lopez to Philadelphia?
The #phillies deal for Wilton Lopez is pending physical. Two players going to Houston.— Jason A. Churchill (@ProspectInsider) November 28, 2012
This Wilton Lopez physical with Philly isn't a slam dunk. Some clubs have been scared off by his medicals in the recent past.— Kiley McDaniel (@kileymcd) November 28, 2012
We'll see where this leads, but remember that teams pretty much have control on whether to pass or fail someone on a physical. This is all part of the negotiations, as Ruben Amaro tries to out-ninja Jeff Luhnow. And we all know that can't be done. It's not physically possible.