• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Giants' Bochy will avoid using Santiago Casilla for a few days

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Giants RP Javier Lopez allows one run in spring debut

    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.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Javier Lopez to make spring debut Tuesday

    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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Giants LHP Javier Lopez no longer dealing with biceps tendinitis

    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.

  • by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

    Javier Lopez staying with Giants

    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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Giants, Javier Lopez close to multi-year deal

    The Giants are close to a multi-year deal with reliever Javier Lopez, according to FoxSports.com. General manager Brian Sabean confirmed the team has been actively engaged with Lopez, and expected to sign him soon. Lopez had a 1.83 ERA in 39 1/3 innings.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Javier Lopez could be on his way back to the Giants

    Giants general manager Brian Sabean said he believes reliever Javier Lopez will re-sign with the club soon. Sabean said the club is "fully engaged with Lopez," and that he expects they'll have a deal done soon. The left-hander had a 1.83 ERA in 39 1/3 innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Yankees, Javier Lopez have mutual interest

    The Yankees and free-agent reliever Javier Lopez have "expressed mutual interest," the Star-Ledger reports. Lopez turned in the best season of his career in 2013, going 4-2 with a 1.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 37:12 K:BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings with the Giants.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Nationals interested in Oliver Perez, other left-handed relievers

    The Nationals have significant interest in free-agent lefty reliever Oliver Perez, the Washington Post reports. The team has also expressed interest in free-agent left-handers Javier Lopez and Boone Logan, while Manny Parra and J.P. Howell may also be free-agent options. Perez spent the 2011 season in the Nationals organization, going 3-5 with a 3.09 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 58:27 K:BB ratio in 75 2/3 innings over 16 appearances (15 starts) with Double-A Harrisburg. He pitched for the Mariners strictly as a reliever over the last two seasons, going 4-6 with a 3.16 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 98:36 K:BB ratio in 82 2/3 innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Javier Lopez receives interest from a 'significant number' of teams

    Free agent relief pitcher Javier Lopez has received interest from a "significant number" of teams, his representative told MLB.com. However, talks with other teams are "very preliminary" and Lopez is still open to returning to the Giants. Lopez made 236 appearances with the Giants since coming over in a mid-season trade in 2010, going 14-4 with a 2.26 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 121:14 K:BB ratio in 147 1/3 innings.