The Giants announced Tuesday that they claim the rights holder Jose Lopez from waivers from the Reds. To clear a place in the 40-man roster, San Francisco designs the left-hand Josh Osich for designation. Cincinnati set 25-year-old Lopez for appointment on Monday after signing Zach Duke .
One year ago, Lopez was considered one of the more promising developments in the Cincinnati system. The righty is fresh in a 2.57 ERA with 8.8 K / 9, 3.0 BB / 9 and a 44-percent land-ball rate in 147 periods between Class-A Advanced and Double-A and added to 40-man roster of Reds in to protect him from Rule 5 Draft. In 2018, however, Lopez had 4.47 ERA with 7.5 K / 9, 2.6 BB / 9, 1
Lopez will add potentially useful arms to the higher levels of a San Francisco organization that has thinly built deep in previous times. He is not likely to break the roster to open the season at Madison Bumgarner Jeff Samardzija Dereck Rodriguez Derek Holland ] Drew Pomeranz at Andrew Suarez all ahead of him in the deep chart. However, all Bumgarner, Holland and Pomeranz can all become free agents next winter, which may show Lopez a chance to come out late as an option (as may be somehow damaged in the roster in 2019 ).
were Giants in each of the past four seasons, although he was struggling at MLB level built in 2016. At 120 1/3 innings, Osich has 5.01 ERA with 7.9 K / 9, 4.6 BB / 9, 1.50 HR / 9 and a 51.8 percent ground-ball rate. The Osich has a minor league option remaining and averages about 95 mph in his heater, but his struggles over the years have made it rational that he can leave the waiver and remain in the Giants organization. Last year on Triple-A, Osich posted 4.96 ERA with a 42-to-18 K / BB ratio at 45 1/3 innings.