Lopez will turn 31 later this month. He’s a 200 inning back-rotation guy with good control; he probably belongs in the NL. He earned $3.75MM in 2006 and will be a free agent after the 2007 season.
Other Oriole tidbits from MLB.com’s Spencer Fordin:
Baltimore met with Doug Melvin of the Brewers, presumably to discuss outfielders Kevin Mench and Geoff Jenkins. Chris Shelton could be another target.
Negotiations with Luis Gonzalez are ongoing; Jay Payton and Cliff Floyd seem unlikely.