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August 9, 2020 05:04 PM
Orioles' Jorge Lopez: Headed to Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles claimed Lopez off waivers from the Royals on Sunday.

The 27-year-old was a prospect of some repute while coming up through the Brewers' system, but he never developed as the Royals hoped when the team acquired him in the July 2018 trade that sent Mike Moustakas to the Brewers. Over parts of three seasons in Kansas City, Lopez failed to blossom as a starter or reliever, posting a collective 6.12 ERA and 10.9 K-BB% over 175 innings. The Orioles are evidently hoping that a change of scenery can help jump start Lopez's career. Since he has no minor-league options remaining, Lopez should join the active roster right away, likely slotting into a bullpen role.

August 7, 2020 01:36 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Reinstated and DFA'd
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was reinstated from the bereavement list Friday and was designated for assignment by the Royals.

Lopez made one appearance this season before being placed on the bereavement list July 31, and he won't end up rejoining the big-league club. The 27-year-old had a 6.33 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 109:42 K:BB over 123.2 innings last season.

July 31, 2020 06:36 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Placed on bereavement list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez was placed on the bereavement list Friday.

Lopez had made one appearance out of the bullpen to begin the season, but he'll now miss several days while on the bereavement list. The right-hander allowed two runs on three hits while recording two outs in his one relief appearance so far this year.

March 26, 2020 01:56 AM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Primed for swingman role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez appeared ticketed for a swingman role when camp was suspended, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

Flanagan suggests that Lopez would have opened the year as a long reliever while staying stretched out so that he could enter the rotation as needed. Prospect Brady Singer had emerged as a dark horse candidate to win the fifth starter's spot. Lopez had a 4.22 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 12:2 K:BB in 10.2 innings this spring.

February 20, 2020 04:52 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Gets nod in Cactus League opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Mike Matheny said that Lopez is in line to start Friday's Cactus League opener against the Rangers, Alec Lewis of The Athletic reports.

Lopez will get his first opportunity to stake a claim to an Opening Day rotation spot after he flitted back and forth between starting and relief duty during a mostly turbulent 2019 season. He was similarly ineffective in both capacities, posting a 6.57 ERA and .374 wOBA across 86.1 innings as a starter and a 5.79 ERA and .327 wOBA over 37.1 innings out of the bullpen. Securing a starting role would enhance Lopez's fantasy appeal, but he'll merely be an AL-only consideration until he delivers better results at the big-league level.

September 30, 2019 04:04 AM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Hurls six innings in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez did not factor in the decision against Minnesota on Sunday, completing six innings and giving up four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out three.

Lopez did a good job in limiting Minnesota to six baserunners but couldn't keep the ball in the park as all four runs scored against him came via the long ball. The 26-year-old shifted between the bullpen and a starting role in a disappointing season, concluding the campaign with a 4-9 record along with a 6.33 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 109:42 K:BB across 123.2 innings.

September 22, 2019 10:56 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Struggles in 2.1 innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (4-9) allowed seven runs on eight hits with one walk and zero strikeouts across 2.1 innings while taking a loss against the Twins on Sunday.

The 26-year-old took a loss in a quality start during his last outing, but there wasn't much quality in his appearance Sunday. Lopez tied a season high with eight hits allowed and didn't record a strikeout for the first time since throwing only one-third of an inning on July 29. He is 4-9 with a 6.35 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 106 strikeouts in 117.2 innings this season. Lopez will end the season with another appearance against the Twins at home Sunday.

September 18, 2019 01:44 AM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Takes loss despite quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (4-8) was tagged with the loss against Oakland on Tuesday, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on four hits and one walk while striking out four.

Lopez cruised through six scoreless innings before surrendering a pair of runs in the seventh, leading to his eighth loss. Despite the disappointing outcome, the outing continued a streak of solid September starts in which Lopez has given up only four earned runs over 17.1 innings. The 26-year-old will try to get back into the win column when he heads to Minnesota on Sunday to make his next scheduled start.

September 12, 2019 10:24 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Earns fourth win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (4-7) allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across 5.1 innings to earn the win Thursday against the White Sox.

Lopez was in trouble throughout his start, allowing multiple baserunners in four of the six innings he pitched. However, he managed to work out of danger and has now allowed only two earned across his last two starts -- spanning 11.1 frames. Still, for the season he owns a 6.09 ERA and 1.48 WHIP across 109.1 innings. He's scheduled to take the ball next Tuesday at Oakland.

September 7, 2019 04:56 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Throws six shutout innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (3-7) threw six scoreless innings Friday against the Marlins to pick up the win, striking out five while allowing four hits.

It was a smooth outing for Lopez, as he only once allowed a Marlin to reach scoring position. The 26-year-old was able to lower his ERA to a still-poor 6.23, and the performance was likely strong enough to earn him another start, lining him up to face the White Sox on Thursday.

September 4, 2019 12:44 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Draws another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is listed as the Royals' probable pitcher for Friday's series opener in Miami.

With the Royals moving Eric Skoglund to relief last week, Lopez will stick around as the team's fifth starter and pick up a second turn through the rotation. Lopez draws a favorable matchup against a lowly Marlins squad in a pitcher-friendly venue in Miami, but that may not be enough to make him a comfortable streaming option. He failed to reach the fifth inning Saturday versus a similarly weak opponent in the Orioles, giving up four runs on four hits and two walks.

September 1, 2019 08:12 AM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Stumbles in spot start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 7-5 win over the Orioles, giving up four runs on four hits and two walks over 4.2 innings while striking out six.

The right-hander labored to record 14 outs, tossing only 46 of 82 pitches for strikes, and Lopez exited the game on the hook for his eighth loss of the year before Kansas City rallied in the late innings. Lopez is expected to take his 6.61 ERA and 95:38 K:BB through 98 innings back to the bullpen once Danny Duffy (hamstring) rejoins the rotation in September.

August 28, 2019 05:28 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez will start Saturday against the Orioles, Jeffrey Flanagan of reports.

The Royals will need a spot starter with Brad Keller getting shut down for workload reasons and Danny Duffy (hamstring) not returning until Sunday. Lopez has a 7.07 ERA as a starter this season and a 5.79 mark as a reliever.

August 26, 2019 03:00 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Nabs first career save
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez struck out two in a perfect 10th inning en route to securing a save Sunday in the Royals' 9-8 win over the Indians.

The right-hander's previous two appearances had come as a starter, but he shifted back to the bullpen with the Royals anticipating Danny Duffy's (hamstring) return from the 10-day injured list during the upcoming week. Lopez came through with a spotless showing in a high-leverage spot, but his usage in the save situation was likely a byproduct of the Royals exhausting their preferred late-inning options earlier in the contest. Lopez will likely work primarily in the middle innings or in mop-up scenarios moving forward.

August 20, 2019 07:28 AM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Stifles O's for second win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez (2-7) picked up the win Monday, allowing one run on two hits and two walks over five innings while striking out two in a 5-4 victory over the Orioles.

It's the right-hander's first win in over two months, although he spent most of that time working out of the bullpen. Lopez will take a 6.25 ERA and 84:36 K:BB through 90.2 innings into his next start Sunday in Cleveland.

August 16, 2019 05:32 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Listed as Monday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is listed as the Royals' probable starter for Monday's game against the Orioles, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

Lopez made his return to the big-league rotation last week but allowed five runs (four earned) over 1.1 innings. It's been a struggle in the majors for the 26-year-old as he has a 6.51 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 82:34 K:BB over 85.2 innings, but it looks as though he'll receive another starting chance Monday in Baltimore.

August 9, 2019 11:52 AM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Shelled by Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez lasted just 1.1 innings in a no-decision against the Tigers on Thursday, giving up five runs (four earned) on two hits, striking out two and walking three as the Royals lost 10-8.

Making his first start since May 25, Lopez turned in another rough outing, as he was blasted by the Tigers before getting chased from the contest after recording just four outs. It's been a forgettable season for the 26-year-old, as he now sports a 6.51 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP across 85.2 innings.

August 8, 2019 03:04 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Locked in to start Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez has been confirmed as the Royals' starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Tigers.

With Danny Duffy (hamstring) recently moving to the 10-day injured list and the organization lacking in interesting replacement options in the upper levels of the minors, Kansas City will turn to Lopez to make his first start since May 25. The right-hander opened the season in the rotation but was banished to the bullpen after posting a 7.07 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 49.2 innings across 10 starts.

August 7, 2019 01:12 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Candidate for spot starts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez is the leading candidate to make a spot start or two while Danny Duffy (hamstring) remains on the injured list, Joel Goldberg of Fox Sports Kansas City reports.

Duffy strained his hamstring while running Monday and is expected to miss one or two starts. Even with the starting opportunities, Lopez doesn't appear to be a particularly interesting fantasy option, as he's recorded a 6.19 ERA and 1.52 WHIP this season.

June 10, 2019 01:24 PM
Royals' Jorge Lopez: Mixed results out of bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Lopez has made two appearances since joining the Kansas City bullpen May 29, giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out nine.

Both of Lopez's outings have been of the multi-inning variety, an unsurprising development given that his pitch count was already built up from his time as a starter. Manager Ned Yost previously suggested that Lopez's move to relief would likely be a permanent move, and Glenn Sparkman's solid results in three starts since replacing Lopez in the rotation suggests that plan likely still remains in place. Fantasy managers in AL-only formats still holding Lopez can probably feel comfortable exploring other options at this point.

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vs LHB 53.200 6.5402254
vs RHB 64.000 6.1902052
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