Lopez has made two appearances since joining the Kansas City bullpen May 29, giving up five runs on eight hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out nine.
Both of Lopez's outings have been of the multi-inning variety, an unsurprising development given that his pitch count was already built up from his time as a starter. Manager Ned Yost previously suggested that Lopez's move to relief would likely be a permanent move, and Glenn Sparkman's solid results in three starts since replacing Lopez in the rotation suggests that plan likely still remains in place. Fantasy managers in AL-only formats still holding Lopez can probably feel comfortable exploring other options at this point. Jun 10 1:21 pm (EST)
- Manager Ned Yost said Lopez's move to the bullpen is likely long term, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports. "I think he can be really good there," the skipper said.
- The Royals aren't listing Lopez as one of their starting pitchers for the four-game series with the Rangers that begins Thursday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
- Lopez (0-6) took the loss in Game 2 of Saturday's doubeheader against the Yankees by allowing five runs on six hits over one inning. He struck out one and walked one. All Jorge López (R) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|Jul 14||L 12 - 8||DET||0||0||0||2.0||4||1||2||0||2|
|Jul 12||W 8 - 5||DET||0||0||0||3.0||1||0||0||1||3|
|Jul 06||L 6 - 0||@ WSH||0||0||0||2.0||3||0||1||0||3|
|Jul 04||L 8 - 4||CLE||0||1||0||0.0||4||0||4||0||0|
|Jul 02||L 9 - 5||CLE||0||0||0||1.0||3||0||1||0||1|
|Jun 29||L 7 - 5||@ TOR||0||0||0||2.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|Jun 24||L 3 - 2||@ CLE||0||0||0||1.1||1||0||0||1||2|
|Jun 21||L 8 - 7||MIN||0||0||0||2.0||1||0||0||0||1|
|Jun 18||W 9 - 0||@ SEA||0||0||0||0.1||0||0||0||0||1|
|Jun 16||W 8 - 6||@ MIN||1||0||0||2.1||4||1||1||0||2|
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