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getty images The agent of left handed reliever Javier Lopez says that while client would like to return to the San Francisco Giants there have been preliminary talks with other clubs. Chris Haft of reports that Lopez’s agent, Barry Miester, declined to identify how many teams had declared interest thus far. Lopez, 36, had another fine season for the Giants last season compiling a 1.83 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 37 strikeouts over 39 1/3 innings of work . The Giants had paid Lopez $4.25 million in each of the last two seasons but the left hander is seeking a slight raise on a multi-year deal. For teams that miss out on Lopez other left handed options in free agency include Scott Downs and J.P. Howell.

Javier Lopez Getting Calls From Many Different Teams

This should come as no surprise: a lot of teams are interested in signing San Francisco left-handed reliever Javier Lopez. And even though it comes as no surprise, it’s not exactly comforting for Giants fans, who were hoping that the team could wrap up a deal with the lefty specialist before free agency, like they did with Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum. No such luck. And...

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With the bullpen a major mission ahead of 2014, the Tigers are expected to discuss two high-profile relievers, Javier Lopez and Joe Smith, each of whom is represented by Barry Meister. Meister heads Meister Sports Management, in Deerfield, Ill., and has had his share of dealings through the years with Tigers front-office chief Dave Dombrowski, as well as John Westhoff, the team’s...

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Picture courtesy of Marko Realmonte It was reported by David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (via Twitter) that the San Francisco Giants are one of the teams that have contacted pitcher Tim Hudson. Hudson will turn 39 in July and made $9 million in 2013. The Atlanta Braves did not give Hudson a qualifying offer, so any team that signs him will not have to give...

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