Tue, 04 Aug 2015 18:10:41 -0700
San Francisco Giants RPs Santiago Casilla and Sergio Romo have been struggling lately, particularly against left-handed hitters. Over the past 20 at-bats, lefties are hitting .328 against Casilla, and .450 off of Romo. RP Javier Lopez was used Monday, Aug. 3, against a lefty to start the ninth inning, but manager Bruce Bochy plans to stick with Romo setting up Casilla for now.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in standard formats have been frustrated with the duo, but for now it appears to be status quo in San Francisco as Bochy lets each pitcher work through their problems rather than demote them to less stressful situations to iron out their issues.
Thu, 02 Jul 2015 08:23:06 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (arm) will be given a few days off due to arm fatigue, according to manager Bruce Bochy. RPs Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez will close out games based on matchups.
Fantasy Tip: Romo is the righty, has the experience and will probably see the bulk of the opportunities with Casilla out. He's likely gone in NL-only leagues, but if you're fetching for saves in mixed leagues, grab him.
Sat, 24 May 2014 18:22:03 -0700
San Francisco Giants RP Javier Lopez (arm) is dealing with a "cranky" arm, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy insisted Lopez does not have a serious injury, but is being cautious with the setup man.
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 08:38:16 -0800
San Francisco Giants RP Javier Lopez will earn $4 million both next year and in 2015 and $5 million in 2016. His three-year deal includes up to $500,000 in incentives based on games pitched. The lefty reliever went 4-2 with a 1.83 ERA in 69 outings 39 1/3 innings last season. RP Jose Mijares was outrighted to the minors to make room on the roster for Lopez.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:44:38 -0800
Updating a previous item, the San Francisco Giants re-signed RP Javier Lopez to a three-year, $13 million deal Thursday, Nov. 21.
Thu, 21 Nov 2013 12:59:30 -0800
The San Francisco Giants agreed to re-sign RP Javier Lopez to a three-year deal Thursday, Nov. 21. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:56:17 -0800
The San Francisco Giants continue to work on re-signing RP Javier Lopez to a three-year deal Wednesday, Nov. 20. The sides are "close" but a physical must be completed before a final deal is reached. Lopez went 4-2 with a 1.83 ERA in 69 outings for the Giants last season.
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:29:28 -0800
The San Francisco Giants are close to re-signing RP Javier Lopez to a multi-year deal.
Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:33:50 -0800
The New York Yankees have shown interest in free-agent RP Javier Lopez (Giants). The two sides have had preliminary discussions and plan to have more substantial discussions later in the offseason once the Yankees have had time to address their biggest issues.
Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:08:01 -0800
The Washington Nationals have contacted free-agent RP Javier Lopez (Giants) to express their interest in him.