San Francisco Giants’ Javier Lopez Out Of World Baseball Classic

By Bryan Rose

Oct 22, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants relief pitcher

Javier Lopez

(49) stands on the mound in the ninth inning in game seven of the 2012 NLCS against the St. Louis Cardinals at AT

Although the San Francisco Giants have quite the handful of players participating in the World Baseball Classic, one player who was expected to play has opted out. Reliever Javier Lopez, who was scheduled to partake and play for Team Puerto Rico has decided to remove his name from the pool and focus on San Francisco Giants Spring Training solely.

Lopez, at least now, hasn’t publicly stated as to why he declined to participate after being named to the preliminary rosters, but as of now, the Giants’ loogy is out of the WBC.