Tim Lincecum RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

    CBSSports.com "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"

    CBSSports.com "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

  • Lincecum wild but Giants top Dodgers 5-3

    San Francisco Chronicle "Every season-opening series is overhyped. Toss in the defending World Series champs facing a $230 million team and you have a full-blown extravaganza, with Tim Lincecum's debut adding another layer of buzz. Now that it's done, and the hype machine is unplugged, the faithful can see it for what..." April 04

  • Lincecum happy with progress on blister

    San Francisco Chronicle "The combination of lime juice and so-called "mystery mud" seems to be working for Tim Lincecum, who took another step Tuesday night in his beat-the-blister crusade. Lincecum is banking on more of the same in the 20 days before his season debut. Making his first Cactus League appearance after..." March 13

  • Giants' Lincecum throws simulated game

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum was the scheduled starter for Saturday's game but instead threw a simulated game in the morning to test the blister on his right middle finger. He threw 32 pitches and said afterward that it gave him no trouble. Both Lincecum and manager Bruce Bochy said the right-hander would start..." March 10

  • Lincecum's blister gets the pickle cure

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum took a major step toward getting back into games Thursday when he played long toss with Barry Zito and threw 25 to 30 pitches off the mound, reporting that his blistered middle finger felt fine. "Today was all good news, and it's probably going to get better with more time," Lincecum..." March 08

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    Tim Lincecum scratched from today’s start with blister on middle finger; Yovani Gallardo to miss Sunday’s start with groin strain.

  • Giants' Tim Lincecum will miss another start due to blister

    Contra Costa Times "For the second time in six days, Tim Lincecum was scratched from a scheduled start because of a blister on his right middle finger. Lincecum had been scheduled to face the Cleveland Indians on Thursday in what would have been his second start of the spring. Instead he will throw on flat ground,..." March 07

  • Lincecum skips start with finger blister

    San Francisco Chronicle "Nobody understands how pesky and intrusive finger blisters can be more than Tim Lincecum, who has had more than his share. He has one now and wants to get rid of it before it really hampers his ability to pitch. To that end, Lincecum skipped what would have been his second Cactus League start..." March 03

  • Lincecum encouraged after 1st start

    San Francisco Chronicle "The more distance he logs from 2012, the more forthcoming Tim Lincecum becomes about how bad he felt mentally, physically and mechanically, struggles that began in spring training and did not vanish until late in the year. Honesty becomes easier not only with time, but improvement. Despite..." February 27

  • Tim Lincecum throws, gets hit hard

    McCovey Chronicles "You knew this was coming. You vowed not to fall for it. Now look at you. You're weak. I am too. Because when I read this ... ... my little heart went pitter-patter. What if there were a magic wand that could make Lincecum the Cy Young winner of seasons past? What if he's even better? What..." February 26

  • Lincecum ahead of Vogelsong in rotation

    San Francisco Chronicle "In a mild surprise, manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that his tentative regular-season rotation has Tim Lincecum third and Ryan Vogelsong fifth, unexpected because of their respective 2012 seasons. Bochy would not divulge why he has Lincecum ahead of Vogelsong. Instead, he reiterated his feeling..." February 23

  • Lincecum pumped in 1st bullpen session

    San Francisco Chronicle "Tim Lincecum looked fluid and kept his fastball down in his first bullpen session of spring training Wednesday. In fact, this was Lincecum's first time on a mound since Game 3 of the World Series, and he admitted he was pumped as he threw to Buster Posey. "It's just the feeling of being on the..." February 14

  • Lincecum, Posey insist there's no beef between them

    CSN Bay Area "When a Giants fan asked Buster Posey what position he’d like to play other than catcher, the former Florida State closer offered a sly smile. “I’d like to try it out on the bump and see what I have,” Posey said. OK, Tim Lincecum. Same question. “To be honest, when I was a kid, I always..." February 10

  • Tim Lincecum will be reporting to San Francisco Giants with a new look

    San Jose Mercury News "Tim Lincecum is in search of a fresh start, and the journey began in a barber's chair. Gone are the famously long locks that whipped around Lincecum's head during his windup and would be soaking wet midway through his starts. Lincecum showed up at AT&T Park on Friday with a short, neatly styled..." February 09

  • Tim Lincecum has new haircut, attitude

    San Francisco Chronicle "A young philosophy professor? A high-tech hipster nerd? Elvis Costello? Mr. Peabody's friend Sherman? That was Friday's fun question: Who did Tim Lincecum look like with his new short hair and faux glasses? Joseph Gordon-Levitt? Harry Potter? But behind the fun is a serious question..." February 09

  • Tim Lincecum electric out of bullpen once again

    San Jose Mercury News "Tim Lincecum almost fits in with the rest of the Giants relievers. He's missing it by a whisker. "Timmy's got the long, wacky hair on the top of his head, not on his face," closer Sergio Romo pointed out. With everything else, though, Lincecum has the makings of a bullpen ace -- even if..." October 28

  • Lincecum just wants to win

    CSN Bay Area "Aside from a few slips of the tongue, Tim Lincecum has been nearly perfect this postseason in his new role. The Giants right-hander added yet another chapter of dominance out of the bullpen on Saturday night as he delivered 2 1/3 shutout innings in a 2-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers in Game..." October 28

  • Tim Lincecum could be worth gamble for Sox

    Boston Herald "The Red Sox [team stats] have cash. The Red Sox need starting pitching. The Red Sox have a major talent in Jacoby Ellsbury [stats] as trade bait. Well what do you know? There's a big-money 28-year-old two-time Cy Young Award winner with one year left on his contract who could be available after..." October 26

  • Giants won't move Lincecum to another team. But is there a chance move to pen could hold?

    CBSSports.com "The San Francisco Giants won't look to trade two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, according to people familiar with the situation. But another type move at some point -- to the bullpen to become closer -- can't be ruled out at this point. "No way he'll be traded. Do you see how the fans..." October 25

  • San Francisco Giants' Barry Zito, Tim Lincecum find redemption

    San Jose Mercury News "Barry Zito and Tim Lincecum are suddenly the game's greatest and most idiosyncratic Cy Young comeback story -- separately and, if you know them, totally and essentially together. It's a buddy story, really, from riches to scorn to glory again, all unfolding in a stunning Giants..." October 25

  • Brian Sabean on Lincecum: "Timmy's going to be a Giant" in 2013

    San Francisco Chronicle ""Timmy's going to be a Giant," said Sabean, reminding that his contract has one year remaining. On whether he sees Lincecum improving in next year's rotation. Sabean said, "I think so. He set the bar so high. We set the bar so high with him. He's got to learn what it's like to be knocked down...." October 22

  • Bumgarner, Lincecum available in relief in Game 6 of NLCS

    Hardball Talk "The Giants are starting Ryan Vogelsong in Game 6 of the NLCS on Sunday night against the Cardinals and will turn to Matt Cain if the series goes seven. And it'll be all hands on deck behind them. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News that Tim Lincecum and..." October 21

  • Lincecum shaky from the start

    San Francisco Chronicle "At the end of a very gray day, Tim Lincecum put on his gray shirt, his gray pants and shoved his gray beanie over his wet hair. Then he turned to face his inquisitors. "It's extremely disappointing," he said. "You feel you can lift a team up in this situation like this. But when you don't do..." October 19

  • SF Giants need Lincecum to provide lift

    San Francisco Chronicle "In this wildly intriguing Giants postseason, Thursday might be the most intriguing day of all. Because Tim Lincecum is starting Game 4. A game that will either even the series for the Giants or swing the competition completely in favor of the Cardinals. "It's really big," Buster Posey..." October 18