Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday he is going to stay away from closer Santiago Casilla for a few days due to general fatigue. Bochy said Casilla looked a little tired after the right-hander suffered his fourth blown save during a 6-5 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday. Casilla could not protect a two-run lead in the ninth inning, as he recorded no outs and allowed a three-run, walk-off homer to Justin Bour. Casilla allowed three hits in the inning. Prior to Wednesday's meltdown, Casilla had thrown nine straight scoreless outings. He allowed two hits and two walks, while striking out eight in 7 1/3 innings during that span. Bochy said if a save situation arises in the next few days, then he will play the matchups using relievers Sergio Romo and Javier Lopez.
Giants pitcher Javier Lopez (biceps) made his spring debut Tuesday, allowing one earned run on one hit and one walk while recording two outs. Lopez has been dealing with biceps tendinitis, necessitating his late start to the Cactus League season. He was able to throw a bullpen without issue and will look to avoid setbacks in his preparation for the season.
Giants pitcher Javier Lopez (biceps) said Monday that he feels good and that he's ready to pitch Tuesday, CSNBayArea.com reports. Lopez has been dealing with mild biceps tendinitis, delaying the start of his Cactus League schedule. He threw a bullpen session Saturday and presumably came through with no issues. Lopez made 65 appearances with the Giants last season, going 1-1 with a 3.11 ERA and 22:19 K:BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings.
Giants reliever Javier Lopez has not made his Cactus League debut due to mild biceps tendinitis, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He told reporters he's no longer dealing with the issue. he will throw a bullpen on Saturday, and if he comes out of it without any reported issues, he'll be cleared to make his debut.
Left-handed reliever Javier Lopez agreed to a three-year, $13 million deal with the Giants Thursday, keeping him with the team where he's spent the last 3 1/2 seasons. Lopez compiled a 1.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings in 69 appearances last season. A left-handed specialist, he pitched only 39 1/3 innings.