Veteran Reliever Lopez Announces Retirement – Veteran left-handed reliever Javier Lopez told Fox Sports that he is retiring after 14 major league seasons. “More than anything, it’s just time,” Lopez said. “It’s a young man’s game. Although I think I can compete, it’s getting harder and harder to get ready for spring. Lopez, 39, was a free agent this offseason. He was 1-3 with one save last season for the San Francisco Giants, the team with which he spent the past seven seasons. He had a 4.05 ERA in 26 2/3 innings in 68 appearances in 2016.