It’s finally official, Javier Lopez has re-signed with the Giants for three years/$13 MMM. Deal is pending a physical and the Giants must DFA someone on the 40-man roster to make room for Lopez.
Source: #SFGiants agree with LHP Javier Lopez on three-year, $13M free-agent contract. Just working through guaranteed language.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 21, 2013
The Giants are full at 40, so they’ll have to subtract someone else (Mijares?) when they finalize Lopez deal.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) November 21, 2013
An overpaid left handed reliever? Don’t think so, the stats say it all.
How good is Javier Lopez? He has allowed 1 home run against left-handed hitters in the last 3 seasons. That’s 299 at-bats. #SFGiants
— Robert Murray (@RobertMurrayMLB) November 19, 2013
My favorite Javier Lopez stat: In three-plus years as a Giant, he’s faced 605 batters and allowed just two home runs.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) November 19, 2013
Lopez is 27-13 with a 3.64 ERA over the last 11 years and is 14-4 with a 2.26 ERA with the Giants in the last four seasons. Left-handed batters are only batting .156 when facing Lopez. The Giants have also won two World Series with him.