The Chicago White Sox don’t really know what they have in Reynaldo Lopez. He was a fantastic pitcher on a bad 2018 White Sox team. He then was well below average on an improved 2019 team. They may have been even more improved if Lopez played better. He could be a guy that is moved to the bullpen if he struggles out of the gate.
The White Sox acquired Lopez with Lucas Giolito in the Adam Eaton trade with the Washington Nationals. They would be smart to give him another chance to show what he can do because we know there is some talent there. He has historically been good the first time through the opponent’s order before struggling the second time around. It makes it seem like he could be a solid bullpen addition.
With all of that said, it might be a good idea to trade Lopez if they don’t see him in their future plans. He is a good pitcher that might have something more to give to another team. There have been other guys and free-agent signings that just may have passed him bye. If the White Sox can address a different need with a trade involving Lopez, they shouldn’t hesitate.