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While the San Francisco Giants are still mulling whether or not to trade free agents-to-be Hunter Pence and Tim Lincecum, Joel Sherman of The New York Post reports that the team will "definitely move" left-handed reliever Javier Lopez.
Ever since it was reported that the Giants are willing to listen on their veteran players that are set to hit the open market following the current season, Lopez has been tagged as most likely to be traded. He's once again performing well this season for the Giants, and he figures to garner attention from contenders in need of a bullpen upgrade. Sherman notes that the Cleveland Indians are one team that has expressed interest in the veteran southpaw.
Meanwhile, Sherman says the Giants are listening on Lincecum and Pence. Assistant general manager Bobby Evans told reporters that the team isn't interested in making deals simply to make deals, and Sherman notes that San Francisco is open to retaining both Lincecum and Pence beyond the current campaign.
Even after what's been a disappointing season thus far, the Giants expect themselves to contend once again in 2014. For that reason they will likely be more willing to deal spare parts such as Lopez rather than regulars.
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