Things were not good for Reynaldo Lopez this season. He got off to a miserable start before getting hurt and that caused the White Sox to send him to Schaumburg not long after he came back. He had a couple of good starts mixed in there but it doesn’t feel like enough to warrant putting much future stock in him. He did start the game that the White Sox won to clinch their playoff berth and that was awesome but beyond that, there wasn’t much.
He was the second piece in the trade that sent Adam Eaton to the Washington Nationals. It was a great trade for the White Sox as they also got Lucas Giolito and Dane Dunning out of it but Lopez isn’t worth it anymore. There are people that have passed him by and it will be even more apparent if they add a free agent starter over the winter.
He might still get an opportunity with another team if they let him go. The talent is there and he has proven it before but for some reason, it hasn’t worked out since the 2018 season. If the White Sox do make the decision to keep him, they will likely move him to be a bullpen guy but don’t be surprised if he has made his last career start. The fact that he didn’t even make the playoff roster is very telling about what they think of him at this time.