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Tim Lincecum | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Giants placed RHP Tim Lincecum on the 15-day disabled list with a right forearm contusion.
Lincecum suffered a bad bruise Saturday in his start against the Rockies. He may be moved to the bullpen once he's back to 100 percent health. Matt Cain (elbow) is taking over the vacant rotation spot. Jul 2 - 8:41 AM

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Tim Lincecum (forearm) will be placed on the disabled list Thursday.

Lincecum suffered a right forearm contusion in his start Saturday against the Rockies. It's not a serious injury, but the Giants need a spot for Matt Cain anyway.
Jun 30 - 5:41 PM

Tim Lincecum suffered a right forearm contusion Saturday against the Rockies.

Lincecum was having a pretty rough day even before the injury, surrendering three runs on just 41 pitches. Putting Lincecum on the disabled list would save him the embarrassment of being sent to the bullpen, which is sure to happen once Matt Cain (elbow) and Jake Peavy (back) finish their rehab assignments.
Jun 27 - 5:52 PM

Tim Lincecum left Saturday's game against the Rockies after taking a line drive off his right arm.

D.J. LeMahieu drilled him right above his pitching elbow. Lincecum allowed four hits, three runs and two walks over 1 2/3 innings before exiting. Yusmeiro Petit entered the game in his place. With Matt Cain (elbow) and Jake Peavy (back) slated to rejoin the rotation next week, this may have been Lincecum's last start for a while.
Jun 27 - 4:51 PM

Tim Lincecum might be moved to the bullpen when Jake Peavy (back) and Matt Cain (elbow) rejoin the rotation next week.

Lincecum got off to a fine start this season but has hit a wall of late, putting up a 7.00 ERA over his last six starts. The Giants currently have Peavy and Cain lined up to replace Lincecum and Tim Hudson (ankle), who could be placed on the disabled list. Lincecum has thrived when used as a reliever in the postseason and that might be the best role for him at this point.
Jun 24 - 10:17 AM

Tim Lincecum was knocked around in Sunday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering five runs on seven hits and a walk in just 1 1/3 innings of work.

On the positive side, half of the four outs that he recorded came via the strikeout. It probably wasn't the best time for Lincecum to turn in an absolute clunker, as Jake Peavy and Matt Cain will return to the rotation soon and the Giants are tasked with tough decisions regarding the rotation. He'll look to get back on track on Saturday when he does battle against the Rockies.
Jun 21 - 11:14 PM

Tim Lincecum was good enough to win Tuesday, yielding two runs on five hits and four walks over 5 2/3 frames in a 6-2 victory over the Mariners.

Lincecum gave up a home run and was clearly wild in the outing but managed to keep Seattle relatively in check. The right-hander has managed to pick up three wins over his last five starts despite a 5.61 ERA over that stretch where he went six innings only once. He'll take on the Dodgers on the road Sunday.
Jun 16 - 7:18 PM

Tim Lincecum lasted just 4 2/3 innings and allowed three runs -- two earned -- against the Mets on Thursday.

This is Lincecum's fourth straight non-quality start since he peaked at 4-2 with a 2.08 ERA on May 20. He has two wins in his last four starts anyway, but he's thrown a total of 20 innings in those games and allowed five homers and 14 earned runs. His stuff isn't what it was even a year ago, so we don't expect him to bounce all of the way back.
Jun 11 - 11:22 PM

Tim Lincecum improved to 6-3 after after allowing four runs over six innings Friday against the Phillies.

He was credited with the win after Buster Posey hit a go-ahead home run in the top of the seventh. Lincecum allowed five hits (including two home runs) and two walks while striking out four. He has allowed four runs in three straight starts, increasing his ERA from 2.08 to 3.29, but we didn't expect that to last anyway. He'll get the Mets next week in New York.
Jun 5 - 10:40 PM

Tim Lincecum surrendered four runs and eight hits in 4 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Braves.

Lincecum has been a big success story for the Giants thus far, but the peripherals don't match the nice ERA. He'll probably have more outings like this going forward.
May 31 - 2:13 AM

Tim Lincecum gave up four runs in five innings in Monday's win over the Brewers.

All the damage came via the home run ball, as Lincecum gave up three of them. He had allowed just one home run in 47 2/3 innings coming into Monday's outing. Lincecum fanned four and walked three in the victory and now sits at 5-2 with a 2.56 through nine starts this season. His velocity continues to decline, as well as his strikeout and walk rates, so we expect his ERA to continue to rise.
May 25 - 5:51 PM

Tim Lincecum fired seven innings of shutout baseball against the Dodgers on Wednesday, allowing only three hits and striking out four in a 4-0 victory.

He walked two in the gem. Lincecum has been a real fantasy find to this juncture, going 4-2 with a 2.08 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Because of track record and poor peripherals -- including a 36/21 K/BB rate over 47 2/3 innings -- we get anxiety about extolling his future fantasy virtue. If ever there was a week to play him, however, next week is it: A two-start gem of a matchup gift in Milwaukee and then home against Atlanta.
May 21 - 1:06 AM

Tim Lincecum yielded three runs in 4 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision versus the Reds.

Lincecum couldn't find the strike zone tonight, walking five, hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch. He was really lucky the damage wasn't worse; with the bases loaded in the first, Jay Bruce hit a long fly that was caught to end the inning, and Javier Lopez bailed him out of a jam in the fifth. The awful control night was probably an aberration, but he's just not a very good bet in mixed leagues going forward.
May 14 - 10:40 PM

Tim Lincecum blanked the Marlins for six innings, striking out eight, in a victory Friday night.

Despite a lack of velocity, this makes three scoreless starts in six tries for Lincecum. He allowed just one run in one of the others. We still don't expect it to last, but the changeup heavy arsenal is working well for now.
May 9 - 1:45 AM

Tim Lincecum pitched eight innings of shutout baseball against the Angels on Sunday, allowing just three hits and striking out four in the 5-0 win.

Lincecum jumped into the time machine and came out pitching his best game of the season. The Angels only managed three singles in the entire contest. With the shutout, Lincecum lowered his ERA to 2.40. He holds a 1.23 WHIP and has a 20/11 K/BB ratio over 30 innings. The last time he posted an ERA lower than 4.37 was in 2011, so we're at least a little dubious of his early numbers. He'll try to keep the time machine warm for his next outing, a home start against the Marlins.
May 3 - 8:14 PM

Depth Charts

C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Ryan Lollis
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Josh Osich