26-year-old Pablo José López Serra was born on March 7, 1996, he is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball.
On July 20, 2017, the Mariners traded López, along with Brayan Hernandez, Brandon Miller, and Lukas Schiraldi to the Miami Marlins for David Phelps. Miami assigned him to the Jupiter Hammerheads where he finished the season. In 27 games (24 starts) between the two teams, he was 5-11 with a 4.15 ERA and a .271 batting average against.
The Marlins added López to their 40-man roster after the 2017 season. He began 2018 with the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and was promoted to the New Orleans Baby Cakes in early June.
In June 2019, López suffered a mild right shoulder strain that led to a two-month stint on the injured list. Overall that season, he was 5-8 with a 5.09 ERA in 21 starts. In the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, López was 6–4 with a 3.61 ERA in eleven starts and struck out 59 batters in 57+1⁄3 innings.
On July 11, 2021, in a game against the Atlanta Braves, López set a Major League record by striking out the first nine batters of the game. López struck out Ehire Adrianza, Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Austin Riley, Orlando Arcia, Dansby Swanson, Guillermo Heredia, Kevan Smith, and Ian Anderson on 35 pitches during the first, second, and third innings.
He finished the 2021 season with a 5–5 record, a 3.07 ERA, and 115 strikeouts in 102+2⁄3 innings over 20 starts. López’s salary for the 2022 season was decided via the arbitration process; he had asked for $3 million and received $2.45 million.