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Javier Lopez | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (38) / 7/11/1977
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Virginia
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Javier Lopez (biceps) faced four batters Tuesday in his first Cactus League appearance.
Lopez retired the first two Padres hitters he faced, but he then issued a walk to Will Venable and a single to Matt Kemp before being removed from the game. The left-hander had been slowed in Giants camp by some mild biceps tendinitis. He should be 100 percent by the beginning of the 2015 regular season. Mar 10 - 7:37 PM

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Javier Lopez (biceps) is scheduled to make his Cactus League debut on Tuesday.

Lopez has been slowed this spring by some mild left biceps tendinitis. He said Monday that he feels good.
Mar 9 - 3:11 PM

Javier Lopez (biceps) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

Lopez has yet to pitch his spring as he has been dealing with mild tendinitis in his right biceps. The veteran southpaw believes that he is fine though and should be ready for game action in a couple of days.
Mar 7 - 11:35 AM

Giants re-signed LHP Javier Lopez to a three-year, $13 million contract.

Lopez agreed to these terms last week pending a physical and guaranteed language clean up. He'll make $4 million in 2014-'15 and $5 million in 2016. The left-hander earned $4.25 million in 2013 while posting a 1.83 ERA and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. This pact will take him through his age-38 season.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 08:27:00 PM

John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants and left-hander have agreed to a three-year, $13 million contract, pending a physical.

This confirms reports from FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Bay Area Sports Guy. Lopez's physical is scheduled for next week, so an official announcement is likely a few days away.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 04:29:00 PM

Javier Lopez's three-year, $13 million contract with the Giants is currently being worked on to clean up guaranteed language and is pending a physical, according to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

In other words, an official announcement is imminent. The deal was first reported on Wednesday. Lopez earned $4.25 million in 2013 while posting a 1.83 ERA and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. This pact will take him through his age-38 season. Rosenthal adds that the Giants are still pursuing another starting pitcher.
Thu, Nov 21, 2013 02:51:00 PM

According to Bay Area Sports Guy, the Giants have re-signed reliever Javier Lopez to a three-year, $13 million contract.

This confirms a report from CBS Sports' Jon Heyman. Lopez earned $4.25 million in 2013 while posting a 1.83 ERA and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. He was able to parlay that success into a deal that will go through his age-38 season.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 01:34:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman hears that Javier Lopez's new contract with the Giants will likely be for three years.

It isn't a done deal yet, but FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Tuesday that the two sides were "close" to a multi-year agreement. Three years is a big risk for any reliever, but the Giants were forced to go there with Lopez drawing strong interest as one of the best left-handed relievers in the game.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 11:37:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants and Javier Lopez are "close" to agreeing to a multi-year deal.

Giants general manager Brian Sabean told reporters Tuesday that the two sides were "fully engaged" and Rosenthal hears that they are just working out the final details. With a 2.36 ERA over the past four seasons, the 36-year-old has established himself as one of the best left-handed relievers in the majors. The Nationals and Yankees were among the other interested teams.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 03:31:00 PM

Giants general manager Brian Sabean said Tuesday that the club is "fully engaged" in talks with free agent reliever Javier Lopez.

While the Giants hope to re-sign Lopez soon, it looks like they'll have competition from the Nationals and Yankees. The 36-year-old southpaw posted a 1.83 ERA and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings this season.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 02:43:00 PM

Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger reports that the Yankees and Javier Lopez have "expressed mutual interest" in preliminary talks.

The Bombers are looking for some left-handed relief help in case they're unable to re-sign Boone Logan. Lopez would certainly be a nice addition, as he's arguably the best southpaw reliever on the market. He posted a 1.83 ERA and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings for the Giants in 2013.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 12:21:00 PM

Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports that the Nationals have reached out to free agent reliever Javier Lopez.

Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo got in touch with Lopez's agent via text message and there is "mutual interest" in a possible deal. The two sides haven't talked since the initial communication, but they should at some point down the road. Lopez, 36, posted a 1.83 ERA and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings in 2013.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 03:01:00 PM

Javier Lopez told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle that he is staying in touch with the Giants and is no "no rush" to sign.

Lopez is drawing interest from other teams, but Schulman gets the sense that the Giants may get a crack at keeping him before he signs elsewhere. The 36-year-old southpaw posted 1.83 ERA and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings this past season.
Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:45:00 PM

Lynn Henning of the Detroit News reports that the Tigers are likely to pursue Javier Lopez this offseason.

The Tigers are looking to remake the back-end of their bullpen and are also expected to have interest in Joe Smith. Lopez, 36, is coming off a brilliant 2013 campaign that saw him post a 1.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings. Smith was also strong this season, putting up a 2.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 54/23 K/BB ratio across 63 frames.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Barry Meister, the agent for Javier Lopez, said Thursday that while they've had preliminary talks with other teams, that Lopez has a desire to remain with the Giants.

While there appears to be mutual interest between the two sides, it remains to be seen if the Giants are willing to make the financial commitment required to retain the 36-year old southpaw. After posting a stellar 1.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 37/12 K/BB ratio over 39 1/3 innings this season, he stands to earn a decent raise over the $4.25 million he made each of the past two seasons.
Source: MLB.com
Fri, Nov 8, 2013 08:46:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
3Nick Noonan
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Juan Perez
RF1Hunter Pence
2Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Mike Leake
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Hunter Strickland
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Ryan Vogelsong
9Tim Hudson
10Josh Osich
11Michael Broadway
12Cody Hall