Don Cooper

Prospect Reynaldo Lopez, over 'shock' of trade, settles in with White Sox

Prospect Reynaldo Lopez, over 'shock' of trade, settles in with White Sox

Reynaldo Lopez is ranked among baseball’s top 50 prospects, but he joined the White Sox with two other very flashy prospects from the offseason trades.

Lucas Giolito (Nationals) and hard-throwing Michael Kopech (Red Sox) might garner more of the outside attention, but the Sox are excited to see what they have in the 23-year-old from the Dominican Republic.

“Lopez is a guy who maybe goes under the radar a little bit, but when you see his bullpen work, he’s pretty clean, pretty efficient,” manager Rick Renteria said. “He hits his spots.”

Lopez, 23, went 5-3 with a 4.91 ERA, 42 strikeouts and 22 walks over 44 innings in his first major-league stint with the Nationals last...

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