Report: AL teams interested in Giants relievers

Tigers and Giants talking possible trade?

Report: AL teams interested in Giants relievers
July 12, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Javier Lopez has a 1.64 ERA, 22 strikeouts, and 4 walks this season for the Giants. (AP)

The Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers have reportedly shown interest in some of the Giants' relievers.

Jon Morosi of Fox Sports tweeted that both American League contenders contacted the Giants about possible trades.

Morosi sent out another tweet shortly after saying that left-hander Javier Lopez is a possible trade candidate for the Red Sox who lost left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller to season ending foot surgery (Boston did acquire lefty Matt Thornton from the White Sox on Friday night).

There has also been talk about the Giants using closer Sergio Romo as trade bait if their season keeps going south.

This season is the final year of Lopez's contract, which might give the Giants more incentive to ship him off, while veteran relievers like Romo, Jeremy Affeldt, Jose Mijares, and Santiago Casilla are either signed or under team control through 2014.

Lopez is making $4.25 million this year, in which he has a 1.64 ERA, 24 strikeouts, and just 4 walks in 22 innings, while Romo has a 2.86 ERA having converted 21 of 24 save opportunities.