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Call to the Pen Feb 9, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Former Relievers to Relieve Ailing Krukow in 2017

Beloved San Francisco Giants color commentator Mike Krukow told KNBR his decision to cut back his workload in 2017. With Krukow burdened by a non-threatening illness, Jeremy Affeldt and Javier Lopez will take his place. While making an appearance on the “Murph and Mac Show” on Thursday morning, Mike Krukow announced his decision to lessen his air-time in […] San Francisco Giants: Former Relievers to Relieve Ailing Krukow in 2017 - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CSN Bay Area Feb 9, 2017

What they're saying: Wishing Javier Lopez luck after baseball

After 14 MLB seasons and five World Series titles, left-handed reliever Javier Lopez retired this week, prompting plenty to social media to wish the former
KFFL Feb 8, 2017

MLB | Javier Lopez calls it a career

Free-agent RP Javier Lopez announced his retirement Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Around the Foghorn Feb 8, 2017

San Francisco Giants: Former San Francisco Giant Javier Lopez Announces His Retirement

Former San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Javier Lopez announced his retirement, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Lopez pitched for seven seasons with the Giants, helping the team win three World Series championships. “More than anything, it’s just time,” Lopez said. “It’s a young man’s game. Although I think I can compete, it’s getting […] San Francisco Giants: Former San Francisco Giant Javier Lopez Announces His Retirement - Around the Foghorn - Around the Foghorn - A San Francisco Giants Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
MLB Daily Dish Feb 8, 2017
Javier Lopez announces retirement

Javier Lopez announces retirement

The lefty-reliever with four World Series rings is hanging his cleats up. Javier Lopez is set to announce his retirement from baseball at 39-years-old according to Ken Rosenthal. The left-handed reliever won four World Series, three with the San Francisco Giants (2010, 2012, 2014) and one with the Boston Red Sox in 2007. The veteran reliever was a free agent after finishing a three-year deal with the Giants that was worth $13 million. With the free agency market largely failing to materialize for a lot of middle-tier relievers, it appears interest in acquiring Lopez’s services were...
McCovey Chronicles Feb 8, 2017
Javier Lopez announces retirement

Javier Lopez announces retirement

The left-handed specialist was a part of three Giants championships, and we’ll miss him so Javier Lopez, who spent parts of seven seasons with the Giants, will not move on to another team. According to Ken Rosenthal, Lopez is retiring. “More than anything, it’s just time,” Lopez said. “It’s a young man’s game. Although I think I can compete, it’s getting harder and harder to get ready for spring. When the Giants traded for Lopez in 2010, I hated the trade. Hated, hated, hated it. I was convinced that it was impossible for a left-handed reliever, someone who pitched for a...
CSN Bay Area Feb 8, 2017

Report: Longtime Giant Javier Lopez is retiring

SAN FRANCISCO The Core Four era officially came to an end Wednesday when left-hander Javier Lopez announced his retirement.The announcement, made through Fox Sports, did not come as a surprise, as Lopez had a very small list of teams that he would consider playing for in 2017. The Giants, with a promising group of young left-handers, decided early on to go in a different direction. Lopez, 39, had a 2.47 ERA in seven seasons in San Francisco, playing a keyrole in three World Series runs.
MLB Trade Rumors Feb 8, 2017

Javier Lopez Retires

Veteran left-hander Javier Lopez has decided to retire, he tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. “More than anything, it’s just time,” the 39-year-old Lopez tells Rosenthal. “It’s a young man’s game. Although I think I can compete, it’s getting harder and harder to get ready for spring.” A former fourth-round pick out of Puerto Rico, Lopez was…

Giants icon Sergio Romo signs with the Dodgers

The Giants are moving on with younger relievers from the right-handed side next season, and the Dodgers’ bullpen needs replenishing. After relieving Javier Lopez during the Cubs’ four-run, ninth-inning rally in the decisive Game 4 of the Division Series at AT&T Park, he gave up Ben Zobrist’s run-scoring double down the right-field line, cutting the Giants’ lead to 5-2. Even in a reduced role, he posted a 2.98 ERA in 2015 and 2.64 last year, in each case allowing fewer hits than innings pitched. Romo relied on that pitch to record 84 career saves, including 38 in 2013, and he was at...

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