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TIM LINCECUM RUMORS & GOSSIP

Undaunted in minors, Lincecum determined to get back to the majors

SALT LAKE CITY – Tim Lincecum kicked his leg and wound, his body tightening like a spring, the way he’d done a million times before, and delivered. The changeup darted down and away. Seth Smith lunged. His bat flicked the ball into center field....
Via The OC Register
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum accepts demotion to Angels' Triple-A team

CHICAGO (AP) Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum has accepted a demotion to the Los Angeles Angels' Triple-A team. The Angels announced Tuesday that Lincecum plans to report to Salt Lake City this week. The Angels designated Lincecum for assignment Saturday after he went 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts since signing on May 20 following left hip surgery. The 32-year...
Via Associated Press
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels designate Tim Lincecum for assignment

Earlier this year, Tim Lincecum held a showcase in hopes of latching on with a major league team. The Angels gave Lincecum a chance to show he could regain the form that made him one of the top pitchers in the game, but that experiment now appears to be over. On Friday, Lincecum started his ninth game of the season and lasted just 3.1 innings. He allowed nine hits, two walks, and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum on His Hip, Curveball, and a Comeback

Tim Lincecum used to be freakishly good. He no longer is. Hampered by hip woes, the 32-year-old right-hander went from winning Cy Young awards and tossing no-hitters to the precipice of pitching oblivion. His velocity down and his ERA up, he succumbed to surgery last September. He’s on the comeback trail, but not with the team he helped win three World Series. The former Giant...
Via Fangraphs
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum may not make Angels debut for two weeks

Tim Lincecum is expected to make at least one more start in the minors before joining the Los Angeles Angels. Lincecum told reporters on Tuesday that he will pitch for the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees again on Sunday and evaluate things from there. Lincecum told us he will have one more outing with the Bees and "see how he's feeling." — Jessica Kleinschmidt (@KleinschmidtJD) June...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Lincecum expected to make Angels debut Sunday

Tim Lincecum has completed his second start with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, the two-time Cy Young Award winner is now on track to make his debut with the Los Angeles Angels at home on Sunday versus the Cleveland Indians. Tim Lincecum is done: 5IP, 2ER, 2BB, 6K, 95 pitches. His next start will probably be with the #Angels...
Via Sportsnaut
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tim Lincecum, Angels close to deal

Tim Lincecum will likely not be out of baseball for much longer. Jon Heyman of the MLB Network is reporting that the two-time Cy Young Award winner is close to signing a deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Jeff Passan later added that the deal will be a Major League contract. It’s likely that the opportunity to start factored into his decision, as other interested teams were not...
Via Sportsnaut
May 16, 2016  |  Discuss

The five best fits for Tim Lincecum

It’s been a whole week since Tim Lincecum had his big showcase in Arizona, and so far no team has signed the former two-time Cy Young winner to a contract. It’s unclear as to why: maybe Lincecum’s demands are too high, maybe teams weren’t impressed with what they saw, or maybe teams are bidding $1 on his showcase and hoping other teams go over. It works on The Price is Right...
Via The Outside Corner
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Tim Lincecum hits 92 mph during pitching showcase

Tim Lincecum performed on Friday in his long-awaited showcase for MLB teams interested in signing him. Around 20 teams plus reporters attended the showcase to watch the former longtime San Francisco Giants pitcher throw. According to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, Lincecum threw in two sets. He reportedly maintained a velocity of around 90-91 mph in his first set of 20 pitches....
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: 23 teams have expressed interest in Tim Lincecum

Tim Lincecum is scheduled to hold an open showcase on Friday at the San Francisco Giants’ spring training facility in Scottsdale, Ariz. It's expected that representatives from a majority of major league teams will be in attendance, as reports indicate that 23 of 30 MLB teams have expressed interest in the right-hander. Per MLB Network's Jon Heyman: 23 teams have now reached...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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