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Tim Lincecum | Starting Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Giants manager Bruce Bochy reiterated Wednesday that he expects Tim Lincecum to be in the team's rotation to begin the season.
Bochy said the same thing in November. Lincecum had a 4.67 ERA and 130/61 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings over 26 starts last season, but the Giants are committed to giving him another shot. The leash figures to be short, as Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit linger as potential replacements if he struggles. Both pitchers are set to begin the season in the bullpen assuming that Tim Hudson (ankle) is ready. Feb 18 - 12:45 PM

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he expects Tim Lincecum to rejoin the team's rotation next season.

Lincecum was yanked from the Giants' rotation in August and was buried in the bullpen during the postseason, but Bochy believes that the team will have a need in 2015. The 30-year-old had a 4.67 ERA and 130/61 K/BB ratio in 144 2/3 innings over 26 starts this season and hasn't shown any signs of his old form. He's owed $18 million in 2015.
Thu, Nov 6, 2014 05:12:00 PM

An MRI on Tim Lincecum's back showed no structural damage.

Lincecum was forced from Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday due to back pain and a precautionary MRI was ordered. He reported improvement Thursday and was able to do some throwing in the outfield at AT&T Park. The right-hander is expected to be available out of the bullpen for Friday's Game 3.
Fri, Oct 24, 2014 09:02:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy doesn't anticipate having to remove Tim Lincecum (back) from the World Series roster.

Lincecum is undergoing a precautionary MRI on his back Thursday after exiting Game 2, but he's already feeling better and the Giants think he'll be fine. If the MRI turns out worse than expected, George Kontos could be an option to replace him on the Giants' roster.
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 08:24:00 PM

Tim Lincecum will undergo an MRI Thursday on his back.

Lincecum tweaked something along the left side of his back and hip while pitching in mop-up duty in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday night in Kansas City. The Giants want to find out if it's worth keeping him active for the remainder of the best-of-seven Fall Classic. George Kontos could be an option to replace him on the Giants' roster.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Oct 23, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Tim Lincecum left Wednesday's World Series Game 2 with lower back tightness.

Lincecum threw a pitch to Salvador Perez and immediately knew something was wrong, walking off with a trainer without much resistance. The good news is that manager Bruce Bochy said he doesn't think it's a big deal, telling reporters, "We think he'll be fine." The club will know more on Thursday. It's possible that Lincecum could be available as soon as Friday's Game 3 in San Francisco.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:51:00 PM

Tim Lincecum left Wednesday's Game 2 of the World Series with an undisclosed injury.

Lincecum looked uncomfortable on a 2-2 pitch to Salvador Perez and immediately called the trainer out. After a brief discussion he walked off with the trainer, heading down the tunnel to the Giants' locker room. It was a disappointing end to a promising outing for Lincecum, who had recorded five outs without allowing a baserunner in his first postseason action this year. The Giants should update his status shortly.
Wed, Oct 22, 2014 11:21:00 PM

Tim Lincecum was unable to throw a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday due to a sore neck.

It's not clear how long the neck has been bothering Lincecum, but it could partly explain why he's yet to pitch this postseason. However, the right-hander will be on the World Series roster as one of two long relievers in San Francisco's bullpen.
Sun, Oct 19, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Tim Lincecum gave up five runs in three innings of relief Saturday against the Dodgers.

It was Lincecum's first appearance in eight days and just his third since he was moved to the bullpen on Aug. 25. Thus far, the Giants haven't shown any interest in seeing whether he could be a force as a one-inning guy late in games. Instead, he's simply been a mopup man since losing his rotation spot.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 12:38:00 AM

Tim Lincecum has been moved to the Giants' bullpen.

The writing had been on the wall, and manager Bruce Bochy made the move official on Monday. Yusmeiro Petit will start on Thursday in Lincecum's place. Bochy would only commit to the one start for Petit, but it's certainly possible the move is permanent. Lincecum went through a nice stretch earlier this season that included a no-hitter, but he holds a 9.49 ERA over his last five starts, pushing his overall mark to 4.64.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 07:54:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy after Saturday's game would not commit to Tim Lincecum making his next start.

Lincecum was bashed for six runs -- four earned -- over 2 2/3 innings versus the Nationals Saturday and holds a 9.49 ERA over his last five outings. "This is something we need to talk about internally, what our best option is," Bochy said. "We’ll look at it and see what the best thing is for Timmy and for us the next time around." The most likely replacement for Lincecum would be Yusmeiro Petit, who replaced Lincecum Saturday and threw 4 1/3 perfect relief frames. Petit has actually retired 38 straight batters in relief and holds a 1.84 ERA out of the bullpen this season. His ERA in six spot starts is 6.32, but the Giants might overlook that and decide to change things up. "It’s a small sample," Bochy said.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 08:40:00 AM

Tim Lincecum surrendered six runs -- four earned -- over 2 2/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Nationals.

Lincecum has never pitched well against the Nationals and he was especially bad on Saturday, yielding six hits and four walks before exiting in the bottom of the third. He has struggled mightily since the All-Star break. A home date with the Rockies is next.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 08:01:00 PM

Tim Lincecum didn't have his best stuff, but was able to limit the Phillies to two runs over five innings as the Giants won 5-2 on Sunday.

Lincecum struggled with his control, particularly early, but the Phillies were unable to capitalize on their many opportunities. The Giants' right-hander gave up seven hits, walked four, and struck out two. Lincecum has struggled mightily in his last five starts, and his ERA has expanded back to 4.48. He'll try to stop the bleeding in Saturday's road start against the Nationals.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 07:11:00 PM

Tim Lincecum struggled again on Sunday, surrendering six runs over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Royals.

Lincecum had troubles right out of the gate, spotting the Royals four runs after the first five batters he faced. Things didn't get much better from there, as Lincecum finished with seven hits and three walks allowed. The loss was his third subpar outing in his last four starts, and after owning a 3.66 ERA on July 11 it has inflated to 4.51 just under a month later. He'll take on a less potent Phillies lineup on Sunday, but at this point the right-hander is a start-at-your-own-risk option in fantasy.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 07:16:00 PM

Tim Lincecum struck out eight while allowing three runs over six innings of a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Lincecum gave up seven hits, with Carlos Gomez inflicting all the damage with a two-run home run and an RBI single. The outing was a nice rebound after Lincecum had gotten shelled in his previous two starts. The no-decision left him at 9-7 on the season with a 4.21 ERA. Lincecum will try to string a couple good starts together when he faces the Royals on Sunday in Kansas City.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:37:00 PM

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