Giants, Javier Lopez agree to three-year, $13 million deal
The Giants and left-handed reliever Javier Lopez have agreed to a three-year contract.
According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com, Lopez and the Giants have agreed to a three-year contract worth $13 million. The contract is pending a physical, which will likely take place next week.
Lopez, 36, had a 1.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 37 strikeouts in 39 1/3 innings last season. He's also among the best in the majors at stranding inherited runners.
Lopez, however, needs to be used mostly against left-handers. In his career, he's allowing a .212/.295/.301 line to lefties and .301/.386/.428 to righties. In the past three seasons, he's been even harder on lefties, too.