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Rotowire: May 15 / 8:39a ET
News: Lopez retired all four batters he faced Thursday, striking out two in the loss to the Reds.
Impact: Lopez has a sparkling 1.93 ERA and 0.54 WHIP on the season. Thursday's 1.1 inning appearance was a rare one, as manager Bruce Bochy usually uses Lopez for just one or two batters per outing. His lack of innings logged is what keeps him from being middle reliever to target.
Rotowire: Mar 10 / 8:45p ET
News: Lopez (biceps) made his spring training debut Tuesday, recording two outs while walking one and allowing one hit against the Padres.
Impact: Lopez has been dealing with biceps tendinitis this spring, but he made his debut and felt fine after the outing. At the age of 37, the Giants will probably focus on getting him rest during spring training. Lopez will resume his role as a left-handed specialist once the season gets under way.