SAN FRANCISCO -- When the Giants opted not to sell at the July 31 trade deadline, general manager Brian Sabean said the organization hoped to re-sign Hunter Pence, Tim Lincecum and Javier Lopez. The Giants are on the verge of going three for three.
The front office and Lopez continued to close in on a deal Wednesday. The 36-year-old was the only one of the club's marquee free agents to opt for free agency and drew interest from the likes of the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals. According to BayAreaSportsGuy.com, Lopez will get three years and $13 million.
Acquired at the deadline in 2010, Lopez has a 2.26 ERA in four seasons with the Giants while serving as manager Bruce Bochy's primary left-handed setup man. Lopez made 69 appearances in 2013 and had a 1.83 ERA, the lowest full-season mark of his career. In 236 appearances for the Giants, he has given up just two home runs.
"He's so reliable," Bochy said late in the season. "What I love about him is he's so well prepared and so professional about how he goes about his business."
The Giants have already spent $148 million to keep Pence and Lincecum around and sign right-hander Tim Hudson.
To clear room, right-hander Guillermo Moscoso was designated for assignment. The 40-man roster is temporarily full after Wednesday's additions.