Tim Lincecum RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tim Lincecum '20-30' days away from making Angels debut

    Sporting News "Tim Lincecum passed his physical and completed his move to the Angels on Thursday, but don't expect to see him pitching for the Halos anytime soon. According to the Los Angeles Times, Angels general manager Billy Eppler said Friday that Lincecum should need 20-30 days in the minors before..." May 21

  • GM praises Lincecum: 'He started a new era in Giants baseball'

    San Francisco Chronicle "With Tim Lincecum’s one-year Angels agreement in place, Giants general manager Bobby Evans on Thursday called the pitcher an instrumental figure in franchise history. “He started a new era in Giants baseball and forever will mean a lot to the organization,” Evans said. “We wish him well with..." May 20

  • Reports: Angels finalize deal with former Giants ace Tim Lincecum

    CBS Sports "The Angels have finalized a contract with free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum, according to reports by MLB Network's Jon Heyman and MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez. The deal will reportedly pay Lincecum around $2 million for the remainder of the 2016 season with the opportunity to make an additional $1.7..." May 20

  • Tim Lincecum Taking Physical For Angels Today

    MLB Trade Rumors "Lincecum is taking a physical for the Angels today and, if and when he passes, his deal with the team will be complete, reports Passan (Twitter link). Lincecum will head to the minors to build up endurance, per Passan, and Joel Sherman of the New York Post adds that the expectation is that he’ll..." May 19

  • Sources: Tim Lincecum closing in on a deal with Los Angeles Angels

    Yahoo! Sports "Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum is closing in on a deal with the Los Angeles Angels, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. While the terms of the contract have yet to be finalized, the expectation is it will be a one-year major league deal. Lincecum, 31, is returning from hip surgery and..." May 16

  • Tim Lincecum’s best options are the White Sox, Angels, and Giants

    Hardball Talk "MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Tim Lincecum‘s best options appear to be starting jobs with the White Sox or Angels, or a relief job with the Giants. The Padres and Mariners are not in the running, according to an earlier report. Lincecum, who turns 32 years old next month, held a..." May 13

  • Padres, Mariners not in the mix for Tim Lincecum

    Hardball Talk "Tim Lincecum held his long-awaited showcase last week and is, presumably, negotiating with various clubs at the moment. Some have suspected that he’ll want to stay on the west coast and many thought that his hometown teams, the Seattle Mariners, would be a potential destination for him as..." May 12

  • Diamondbacks Stewart downplays interest in Lincecum

    MLB.com "The D-backs had multiple scouts as well as senior vice president/assistant general manager De Jon Watson at free agent Tim Lincecum's showcase Saturday in Scottsdale, but it does not sound like they will be in the running to sign the right-hander. "I'll get a little bit more detail from De Jon..." May 10

  • Angels, ChiSox, D’Backs, Giants Showing Early Interest In Tim Lincecum

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels, Diamondbacks, Giants and White Sox are the four teams who have been the quickest to show interest in Tim Lincecum, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. The Padres are also expected to join the hunt to sign the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Given that the majority of MLB teams had..." May 09

  • Orioles' Duquette confirms interest in Lincecum

    The Score "Baltimore Orioles general manager Dan Duquette admitted Sunday that his club is monitoring the market for free-agent Tim Lincecum, but he sounded less than optimistic the veteran will call Maryland his next home. Appearing on MLB Network Radio, Duquette confirmed his team's presence at..." May 08

  • Report: Lincecum could sign before next week

    The Score "After Tim Linceum got through his highly anticipated showcase Friday in Scottsdale, Ariz., where the former two-time Cy Young award winner threw 41 pitches in front of representatives from more than 20 teams, nobody was more impressed than Tim Lincecum. "To be honest, I feel like I could pitch..." May 06

  • Tim Lincecum’s showcase is a lot bigger a deal than it seemed before

    Hardball Talk "When a pitcher doesn’t sign anywhere before or during spring training people sometimes wring their hands a bit, but it’s usually the case that they’ll be OK if they are patient. Once the season starts guys start going down with injuries left and right or show that they’re ineffective. In such..." May 06

  • 7 possible landing spots for free-agent starter Tim Lincecum

    USA Today "Free-agent starting pitcher Tim Lincecum will throw a showcase for scouts from about 20 Major League teams on Friday at the Giants’ training complex in Arizona. Lincecum, now 31, performed as one of the best starters in all of baseball from 2008-2011, then something decidedly less than that from..." May 06

  • Bochy: Giants' interest in Lincecum rising

    The Score "Free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum is two days away from putting on a big showcase in front of more than 20 teams, and his former employer will be in attendance with a peaked level of interest. San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy confirmed with reporters on Wednesday that his club's..." May 04

  • Tim Lincecum’s Showcase Set For Friday

    MLB Trade Rumors "Tim Lincecum will hold a long-awaited throwing showcase for scouts on Friday in Scottsdale, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports (Twitter links). As many as 20 teams are expected to attend, including representatives from the Orioles, Padres and the Giants, Lincecum’s former team. As of February, a..." May 02

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    #SFGiants remain interested/in touch with timmy. unlike others, they are still thinking pen for him, tho. TL wants to start

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    Carl Steward @stewardsfolly

    BIlly Beane says the #Athletics haven't discussed Tim Lincecum internally but would likely attend a showcase.

  • Pirates have shown interest in free agent Tim Lincecum

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Could ”The Freak” be the Pirates’ next reclamation project? The Pirates are among the clubs that have checked in on free agent right-hander Tim Lincecum, a source confirmed Saturday, but at this time Lincecum still is not close to a deal with any team. In Lincecum, teams see a man with four..." March 13

  • Royals booted from Lincecum's private workout

    The Score "Tim Lincecum is pitching - just not for any crowds right now. "The Freak" reportedly held a throwing session at an undisclosed Arizona location Tuesday, and only the Kansas City Royals managed to locate his whereabouts - which apparently didn't please some people at Lincecum's session, as the..." March 09

  • The Padres have been “very active” on Tim Lincecum

    Hardball Talk "Spring training is in full swing but some players are still looking for work. Included in that group: Tim Lincecum, rehabbing free agent. Dennis Lin of the Union-Tribune reports that the Padres have been “very active” on Lincecum. That info coming from Lincecum’s agent, Rick Thurman of Beverly..." March 07

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    As I just said on @MLBNetwork, 20 teams, including #SFGiants, reached out on lincecum. Padres, marlins, O's big interest

  • Tim Lincecum is working out in an “secret location”

    Hardball Talk "A free agent pitcher on the decline coming off of major surgery and still looking for work on February 12 isn’t exactly the definition of Big News. But as newspaper men have known for ages, if you make a bit of information sound cool enough, it becomes news. Or, in some cases, you can make a..." February 12

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    Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

    Lincecum’s agt, Rick Thurman, going to Az to watch client coming off hip surgery throw Wed. Then will determine when to do showcase in Tempe

  • Orioles have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Tim Lincecum

    Baltimore Sun "The Orioles are still looking to upgrade their starting rotation, and are “one of several teams” that have expressed interest in free-agent right-hander Tim Lincecum, according to an industry source. The level of the their interest -- beyond inquiring about the health of the two-time National..." February 04

  • Myspace co-founder offers to pay for Giants to re-sign Tim Lincecum

    Fox Sports "In his nine seasons with the San Francisco Giants, Tim Lincecum amassed many ardent fans – who now don't want to see him leave the Bay Area. For the first time in his career, Lincecum has become a free agent, presenting the likely option that he won't be wearing orange and black in..." January 27

  • Lincecum targets early February showcase

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum, the Giants’ two-time Cy Young Award winner and one of the most popular players in team history, tentatively plans to pitch in a showcase in the first two weeks of February hoping to land a big-league job, his agent said Friday. “He’s throwing every day and says he’s doing great,”..." January 25

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    Jon Heyman @JonHeyman

    free agent tim lincecum is shooting for the first half of february to hold a throwing showcase for teams

  • Tim Lincecum hoping to impress MLB clubs in January

    Sportsnaut "Two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is available this off-season, and he’s ready to show his skills off to any team that wants to watch. Giants insider Alex Pavlovic reported that Lincecum plans to throw for teams in a showcase in January, as soon as his rehab from hip..." December 11

  • 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

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