As one of the premier ‘LOOGY’ specialists in Major League Baseball, Javier Lopez certainly has no shortage of suitors. The veteran left-hander has reportedly received interest from a handful of teams, though would reportedly like to remain with the San Francisco Giants if at all possible.
Javier Lopez has prompted interest from a “significant number” of teams, his representative said Thursday, but the free-agent left-hander still harbors hopes of returning to the Giants.
“I’m continuing to talk to the Giants,” said Barry Meister, Lopez’s agent.
Lopez, who the team acquired during their 2010 World Series run has been absolutely flawless in black and orange and has more than once suggested he’d like to retire as a member of the Giants. That doesn’t mean he’s willing to do it overly cheap though as Lopez would still like to get an increase from his $4.25 million dollar salary last year.
The Giants are likely waiting to see what type of deals can be had before engaging in serious talks with Lopez, considering the relatively hefty price tag for a ‘specialist’ who struggles against right handed batters.