Tim Lincecum RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sources: Tim Lincecum is recovering well, expects to pitch in January showcase

    Yahoo! Sports "Amid the flurry of discussion about all the available top-flight starting pitching, one of the biggest names has slinked under the radar, where he's likely to stay until sometime in January. Tim Lincecum, the only free agent with two Cy Young Awards, is expected to bide his time as he recovers..." November 24

  • Report: Giants, Tim Lincecum have ‘mutual and strong’ interest in return

    Larry Brown Sports "With the Giants officially being eliminated from postseason contention on Tuesday after an 8-0 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, who clinched their third straight NL West title, the focus for San Francisco is now on next season. And one of the first orders of business could be bringing back..." October 01

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Susac had wrist surgery, Bochy said. Expected to be ready for spring training. Lincecum could rejoin team as spectator for last homestand.

  • Giants' Lincecum could regain past form, his hip surgeon predicts

    CBS Sports "Iconic Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum should make a full recovery and even has a very good chance to regain his previous velocity and control following left hip surgery, world-renowned surgeon Marc Philippon said in a phone interview with CBSSports.com. "I'm very optimistic," said Philippon,..." September 05

  • Giants GM says pitcher Lincecum done for the season

    San Francisco Chronicle "There were other years when it seemed as though Tim Linccum had thrown his final pitch as a San Francisco Giant. Now, it seems more real. General manager Bobby Evans said on KNBR on Thursday morning that Lincecum is done for the season and likely will undergo hip surgery, which almost certainly..." September 04

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    John Shea @JohnSheaHey

    Bochy on TL's future: "My door will always be open for Tim Lincecum." Said it will be baseball decision whether to bring him back. #sfgiants

  • Giants' Tim Lincecum flies to see noted hip doctor; surgery posssible

    CBS Sports "Giants great Tim Lincecum will travel to visit noted hip doctor Marc Philippon Wednesday in Vail, Colo., where a final determination will be made as to whether Lincecum needs hip surgery, people familiar with the situation say. Lincecum has already seen multiple doctors regarding his hip issue,..." September 02

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Tim Lincecum told me he had setback with hips in Arizona. Sending MRIs to another specialist. Exploring all treatment options. Story soon.

  • Lincecum 'definitely' confident he will return this season

    CSN Bay Area "The photo is an iconic one. It shows Tim Lincecum, sitting on teammates' shoulders with his long hair flowing, holding one finger up and screaming as he celebrated the 2010 World Series title. Lincecum was back on the field in Arlington Saturday, but five years later the circumstances are much..." August 02

  • Giants' Lincecum diagnosed with degenerative hip condition; received cortisone shots

    The Score "Mired in the first stint on the disabled list in his nine-year career, San Francisco Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum is dealing with more than just the elbow contusion that interrupted his season June 27. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Lincecum visited a specialist in Nashville on Monday and..." July 21

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Lincecum has hip issue, saw specialist in Tennessee and got cortisone shots. Bochy said it's "degenerative things" in hips.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Tim Lincecum (forearm contusion) played catch today.

  • Tim Lincecum leaves game after line drive strikes his pitching arm

    San Jose Mercury News "Tim Lincecum walked off the mound with almost no discussion and without attempting a practice pitch after getting smoked near his right elbow by a line drive Saturday afternoon. Lincecum winced in apparent pain after his pitching arm absorbed the full force of D.J. Lemahieu’s line drive with..." June 28

  • Giants’ Cain, Peavy seem destined to displace Hudson, Lincecum

    San Francisco Chronicle "Matt Cain and Jake Peavy each will make one more rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento, then join the rotation on a timetable that suggests they will replace Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum. Manager Bruce Bochy said the club tentatively plans to have one of the rehabbing pitchers return July 2 at..." June 24

  • Tim Lincecum in danger of losing his spot in the Giants’ rotation

    Hardball Talk "Tim Lincecum had the shortest start of his career Sunday, failing to make it out of the second inning against the Dodgers while allowing five runs and recording four outs. Early on this season Lincecum had a fantastic ERA despite poor velocity and underwhelming strikeout and walk rates, all of..." June 22

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    Andrew Baggarly @extrabaggs

    Bochy confirms Lincecum will begin the season in the rotation. That was the plan, but he hadn't confirmed it till now.

  • Lincecum taken out early due to sore neck

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants can’t keep their Tims healthy at the same time. On the day Tim Hudson returned to the field, Tim Lincecum was limited by a sore neck. Lincecum pitched just one inning out of the bullpen Wednesday, saying his neck “locked up” overnight. He tried to pitch through it but his mechanics..." March 12

  • Giants’ Lincecum gets good early reviews at spring training

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum threw a fastball up, which is not his happy place, but got a huge swing and miss from Brandon Belt. “His fastball was deceptive,” Belt said. “It was getting on you quicker than you expected.” A lot of eyes will be focused on Lincecum in 2015 as he tries — again — to rediscover a..." March 01

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Bochy said Lincecum is in rotation, Vogelsong and Petit in bullpen.

  • Tim Lincecum will probably head back to the Giants rotation in 2015

    Hardball Talk "The Giants are going to lose, in all likelihood, Jake Peavy and Ryan Vogelsong. Or at least one of them. Maybe both. That leaves Madison Bumgarner and Tim Hudson as locks. Matt Cain if he’s healthy. Likely Yusmeiro Petit and . . . Lincecum wasn’t used much in relief in the playoffs. He has..." November 06

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    #OctoberTogether @SFGiants

    Tim Lincecum left tonight's game with lower back tightness. #SFGiants

  • Giants' Tim Lincecum needs MRI on lower back/side after leaving Game 2

    CBS Sports "Tim Lincecum, the Giants' iconic starter-turned-reliever who came out of Game 2 after feeling sudden tightness, will be getting an MRI on Thursday on his lower back/left side region, according to sources connected to the team. No one with the Giants has said yet whether Lincecum will remain..." October 23

  • Giants aiming to find role for Lincecum in NLCS

    MLB.com "In each of the Giants' last two championship runs, Tim Lincecum has played hero. As a starter in 2010, he won four playoff games and logged 37 lights-out innings. In 2012, he made six appearances, five in relief, and contributed in every inning except the ninth as San Francisco captured another..." October 09

  • Petit's strong start for Giants leaves Lincecum in limbo

    San Francisco Chronicle "He didn't play in the game. And he didn't speak to reporters before or after the game, begging off beforehand and slipping out with earbuds securely in place shortly after the Giants secured their third straight win. But Tim Lincecum was still a dominant presence Thursday afternoon. That's..." August 29

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    Carl Steward @stewardsfolly

    Lincecum out of rotation, Petit in. Could be just one start. Depends on results of both pitchers.

  • SF Giants’ Tim Lincecum no-hits Padres — again

    San Francisco Gate "Anyone who understands the Giants in the last decade and a half knows the five starting pitchers must be the ones to take charge and lead them out of the darkness of the past two weeks and back to the promised land. On a cool, overcast afternoon at AT&T Park on Wednesday, Tim Lincecum..." June 26

  • Tyler Colvin powers Tim Lincecum's gem for Giants

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum has two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings with the Giants. Before Monday, Tyler Colvin had two plate appearances with San Francisco. Those two men, the Freak and the Fresno call-up, were the two main reasons the Giants put away Atlanta 4-2 in China Basin on Monday..." May 13

  • Giants' Tim Lincecum may have food poisoning, could miss start

    San Jose Mercury News "Tim Lincecum didn't need much time to get past a bruise suffered in his final spring start, but the right-hander still might not be able to take the ball Thursday night. During an interview with KNBR on Wednesday morning, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti said Lincecum might have food..." April 03

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    Kate Scott @katetscott

    Dave Righetti tells @KNBR that Tim Lincecum was throwing up last night. Not sure if he'll start on Thursday. #SFGiants #MLB

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Lincecum has a left knee contusion, Giants say. X-rays negative.

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    Alex Pavlovic @AlexPavlovic

    Lincecum rented a warehouse this offseason, bought a portable mound and threw to friends. Said, "I feel strong. I'm pretty confident."

  • Lincecum, Giants finalize - and defend - new deal

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants fans have showered Tim Lincecum with love and adulation throughout his time in San Francisco, through his Freakish highs and depressing lows. After he passed his physical and finalized a two-year, $35 million contract Friday, Lincecum said he did not want to leave with his two worst..." October 26

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Lincecum said he thought about playing for Mariners and believes that is an opportunity he'd like to explore, but later in his career.

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    Andrew Baggarly @CSNBaggs

    Lincecum said he thought about playing for Mariners and believes that is an opportunity he'd like to explore, but later in his career.

  • Giants sign Tim Lincecum to two-year contract

    Oakland Tribune "Tim Lincecum and the Giants agreed to a two-year deal on Tuesday pending a physical. Lincecum a two-time Cy Young Award winner was set to become a free agent at the conclusion of the World Series. The 29-year-old was 10-14 last season with a 4.37 ERA and threw his first career no-hitter. After..." October 23

  • Lincecum declined Giants offer but is said to prefer a short deal

    CBS Sports "The San Francisco Giants made Tim Lincecum a two-year offer that was declined as Comcast Bay Area reported. And Lincecum may indeed hit the free-agent market as was also suggested. However a conclusion widely drawn elsewhere that he's going to try for a longer deal elsewhere is only..." October 20

  • Sources: Lincecum to test free agency market

    CSN Bay Area "The Giants have made overtures to right-hander Tim Lincecum about a new contract but sources indicate that the two-time Cy Young Award winner expects to solicit offers on the open market. Lincecum can become a free agent five days after the conclusion of the World Series. The Giants have..." October 18

  • Tim Lincecum expected to take his time before deciding where to sign

    San Jose Mercury News "The Giants made their first big offseason move before the season even ended agreeing on a five-year deal with right fielder Hunter Pence. But don't expect Pence's deal to change the mindset of the other big name on the offseason to-do list. Right-hander Tim Lincecum said the Pence deal doesn't..." September 29

  • Tim Lincecum dominates Brewers in series finale

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "Tim Lincecum had one no-hitter under his belt coming into Thursday’s series finale with the Milwaukee Brewers at AT&T Park and he wound up coming awfully close to throwing another. The Brewers managed just one hit over eight innings against Lincecum a leadoff double in the third inning by Juan..." August 08

  • Could Lincecum re-sign with Giants because of Posey?

    CSN Bay Area "There will be many reasons for Tim Lincecum to seek a fresh start in free agency. He won’t have to compare every start good or bad to his compiled history as a Giant good or bad. He won’t deal with the insanely high expectations. He can go home to Seattle or someplace else and while he’ll..." August 04

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    #sfgiants feeling Javier Lopez goes by deadline pretty much no shot they trade Lincecum or Pence

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    Jon Morosi @jonmorosi

    Sources: #Tigers #SFGiants have continued trade dialogue even after Detroit’s acquisition of Jose Veras. @FOXSports1

  • Giants GM Sabean not looking to move Tim Lincecum

    MLB.com "Giants general manager Brian Sabean indicated that Tim Lincecum will stay put for the rest of the season. And the right-hander couldn't be happier. "I've always had a great time here and I hope to see it go further," Lincecum said Thursday after the Giants held a light workout at AT&T..." July 19

  • Tigers not on Lincecum no-trade list but trade/pen plan "farfetched"

    CBS Sports "Giants no-hit pitcher Tim Lincecum has a limited no-trade list that does not include the Tigers or Red Sox, two teams expected to seek closers before the trade deadline this month. But several baseball executives still see a trade of Lincecum and simultaneous switch of jobs from starter to..." July 18

  • No-no creates Giant Freakin' dilemma

    Fox Sports "The Freak. The two Cy Young Awards. The 2010 World Series title. The regression. The frustration. The worries about his delivery and durability. The temporary move to the bullpen in last year’s playoffs. The World Series resurgence. Another championship. Then another decline, with a 5.12 ERA at..." July 15

  • Tim Lincecum tosses first career no-hitter versus Padres

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum was not thinking straight. His body was swimming in adrenaline that made him go, go, go, pitch after pitch, 148 in all. When Yonder Alonso hit the easy fly to left that ended the 15th no-hitter in Giants history Saturday night, Lincecum was ready to pitch some more. Buster Posey..." July 14

  • Giants' Tim Lincecum tames Jays, 2-1

    San Francisco Chronicle "Whatever you want to call the past three weeks for the Giants - feel free to use "hell" in your description - it began with two homely losses in Toronto. The fielders played hacky sack with the baseball and the Jays outscored them 21-9. The Rogers Centre and its turf field might as well have..." June 05

  • Lincecum appears ready to start Wednesday

    San Francisco Chronicle "As the Giants began batting practice Monday, Tim Lincecum threw his normal between-starts bullpen session and looked healthy, which manager Bruce Bochy was happy to see. During Saturday's wild celebration after Angel Pagan's game-ending, inside-the-park home run, Lincecum apparently landed on a..." May 28

  • Lincecum leads SFGiants past Atlanta

    San Francisco Chronicle "The good vibes from the good ol' days were back at China Basin. Fans cheered Tim Lincecum's every move, even the simple ones. Taking the mound. Walking off the mound. He put down a sacrifice bunt, and fans reacted as if he'd hit a home run. Maybe it was because it was Little League Day (kids will..." May 13

  • SF Giants, Lincecum beat Rockies, 9-6

    San Francisco Chronicle "In Start One last week Tim Lincecum walked seven and won. In Start Two on Tuesday night he walked three in a five-run inning, including the pitcher, and got away with a no-decision. He must be living right. The same goes for the Giants, who roared back from two four-run deficits and beat the..." April 10

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