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Yankees and Javier Lopez have “mutual interest”

Nov 15, 2013, 12:46 PM EDT

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Javier Lopez has been linked to several contending teams looking for left-handed bullpen help and the latest is the Yankees, with Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger reporting that the two sides have “mutual interest.”

Lopez would replace fellow free agent Boone Logan as the Yankees’ left-handed specialist. In four seasons with the Giants he posted a 2.26 ERA in 147 innings, including a 1.83 ERA this year at age 35. Lopez has held left-handed hitters to a sub-.200 batting average five times in the past six seasons, so he’s basically the ideal southpaw specialist.

Now the question is whether any teams want to offer, say, a three-year contract to a 36-year-old reliever.

  1. NatsLady - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:52 PM

    Now the question is whether any teams want to offer, say, a three-year contract to a 36-year-old reliever.

    Check with the Philadelphia team…

    • aphillieated - Nov 15, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      Go clean your vajayjay.

      • Kevin S. - Nov 15, 2013 at 2:59 PM

        Hey, let’s all respond to somebody making jokes based on team history with gendered insults!

  2. uyf1950 - Nov 15, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    If the Yankees are going to spend money on bullpen pitching this off season it won’t start with a LOOGY and doubtful on a multi year deal. It would be with a solid 8th inning guy to match up with Robertson. The Yankees can always use Cabral as their lefty specialist for 2014.

  3. NYTolstoy - Nov 15, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    why not just keep Booney

  4. yournuts - Nov 15, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    THis will be a great pickup for the Yankees. I love Javier Lopez. He has done a great job with the Giant’s. It would be nice to have a couple of good lefties.

  5. tmurphy325 - Nov 15, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    What a great story!! Great hitting catcher for Greg Maddux turned lefty reliever. Amazing.

  6. pisano - Nov 15, 2013 at 7:27 PM

    Here Cashman goes again, 35+, somehow this guy has to understand 35+ is long in the tooth.

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