The 37-year-old righthander, who has pitched for six different organizations over his 11-year Major League career, would enjoy his second stint with the Phils if he makes the club.
According to Fernando Ballesteros of Puro Béisbol, a Mexican baseball magazine, and per MLBTR, the Phillies have inked Rodrigo Lopez to a minor league contract and have given him an invitation to Spring Training.
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com confirmed the signing and reports Lopez will receive a $1 million base salary plus incentives if he makes the 25-man roster out of camp.
Lopez appeared in just four games out of the bullpen for the Cubs last season, tossing 6.1 innings while allowing four earned runs and walking four men. Over the course of his career, he's been mostly a starter. As recently as 2011 he took the mound in 16 starts for the Cubs, and including 10 appearances out of the 'pen, he compiled a 6-6 record with a 4.42 ERA and 1.86 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
Lopez first appeared in red pinstripes in 2009, when he went 3-1 over seven games (five starts) with a 5.70 ERA and 1.73 K-to-BB ratio. The Phillies released him in September of that season. This year, he'll provide depth to the back end of a rotation that, after the big three, includes Kyle Kendrick, John Lannan and Tyler Cloyd.