After reports yesterday that a deal for Astros reliever Wilton Lopez was imminent, apparently the results of a medical records review and physical were enough to scare the Phillies and kill the deal.
Sounds like the Philly-Hou deal for RHP Wilton Lopez will fall through due to an elbow issue with Lopez. Cloyde, Valle were headed to Hou— Jason A. Churchill (@ProspectInsider) November 29, 2012
Back to the ol' drawing board, I guess.
Really, if Tyler Cloyd and Sebastian Valle is all the Phillies were sending, the medical concerns must have been very real.