GM Brian Sabean is wasting no time bringing back relievers.
According to the Associated Press, lefty reliever Javier Lopez will return to the San Francisco Giants on a two-year, $8.5 million dollar deal. In 2011, Lopez was 5-1 with one save and a 2.72/3.16/3.94 ERA/FIP/xFIP line.
Hank Schulman has also reported that the Giants have picked up Jeremy Affeldt’s $5 million option. Affeldt went 3-2 in 2011, with 3 saves and a 2.63/3.69/3.39 line. This was before his unfortunate hamburger injury.