Albie Lopez joins the Toros starting rotation as the most tenured pitcher in GBL Toros history, with 11 years of Major League experience with the Cleveland Indians (1993-97), Tampa Bay Rays (1998-2001), Arizona Diamondbacks (2001), Atlanta Braves (2002) and Kansas City Royals (2002). A Mesa native, Albie was a part of the Diamondbacks Championship run in 2001, appearing in one World Series game. The Righthander was originally drafted by the Indians in the 20th Round in the 1991 Amateur Draft out of Mesa Community College and broke into the bigs with them as a 21-year old just two years later. He holds a career 47-58 record and 4.94 ERA in 841 1/3 innings (92 starts) at the Major League level. He was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 1997 Expansion Draft and went on to become the club’s Opening Day starter in 2001 before being dealt mid-season to Arizona.