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Tim Lincecum | Relief Pitcher | #44

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Washington
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (10) / SF
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Tim Lincecum (blister) allowed one run on two hits and a walk over two-plus innings of work in his latest rehab appearance with Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.
Lincecum allowed just a walk over his first two innings before allowing two hits to begin his third inning of work. The run scored after he was pulled from the game. Lincecum has reportedly topped out at 90 mph during his rehab stint and owns a shaky 6.48 ERA and 8/6 K/BB ratio over 8 1/3 innings. He's eligible to be activated from the 60-day disabled list, but he can stay on his rehab stint until June 6. That's the more realistic target at this time. Lincecum figures to join the Rangers' bullpen eventually, but expectations should be modest. May 22 - 1:00 PM

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Tim Lincecum (blister) gave up a run in an inning of work on Wednesday during a rehab game with Triple-A Round Rock.

Lincecum has now given up three runs in two innings in his first two games with the Triple-A affiliate. Jeff Wilson of Forth Worth Star Telegram reports that Lincecum had his fastball up to 90 mph. He's likely going to need at least a few more appearances before he gets called up, and he's not eligible to come back until the end of May, anyway. Lincecum should be up with Texas before the end of June.
May 9 - 11:22 PM

Tim Lincecum (blister) gave up two runs in one inning Monday in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Round Rock.

Lincecum was shaky early on, walking the leadoff batter before giving up an RBI double. He would go on to throw a wild pitch to let another run in, though he recovered by striking out the final two batters he faced. "It was pretty nerve-wracking," said Lincecum, who was throwing in the 83-90 mph range. "The first three batters or so, my nerves were gone and my legs were shaking a little bit. But I shook it off after that." Lincecum is rehabbing from a blister on his right middle finger and isn't eligible to return from the disabled list until the end of May. He should have plenty of time to shake the rust in preparation for a role out of the Rangers' bullpen.
Source: MiLB.com
May 8 - 10:07 AM

Tim Lincecum (blister) will begin a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Round Rock.

Lincecum threw a 26-pitch bullpen session Saturday and passed the test, setting up his rehab trip. Being on the 60-day disabled list, Lincecum can't return until the end of May, so it'll be a nice long rehab assignment for the right-hander.
May 5 - 7:37 PM

Tim Lincecum (blister) will begin pitching in extended spring training games this weekend.

It's unclear how many extended spring appearances he'll make before beginning an official rehab assignment. Lincecum isn't eligible to be activated from the disabled list until late May.
Apr 30 - 5:18 PM

Tim Lincecum (blister) is headed to Arizona to begin a throwing program.

Lincecum will begin the program on Friday and throw in Arizona while the Rangers on the road. If everything goes as planned, the right-hander could begin a rehab assignment on May 6. That would put him on track to be activated in late May, which is when he'll be eligible to be activated from the 60-day disabled list.
Apr 25 - 11:36 PM

Tim Lincecum (blister) is throwing to hitters on Tuesday.

It sounds like Lincecum should be ready to join the Rangers' bullpen when first eligible at the end of May. He was placed on the 10-day disabled list March 29 after developing a blister on his throwing hand early in spring training and then got transferred to the 60-day DL on April 15, though there hasn't been a setback.
Apr 24 - 4:02 PM

Rangers transferred RHP Tim Lincecum to the 60-day disabled list.

This was done as a procedural move to free up a spot on the 40-man roster for Renato Nunez. Lincecum has been working through some blister issues, but the Rangers are hopeful he'll be able to contribute during the first half.
Apr 15 - 4:20 PM

Tim Lincecum (finger) was able to throw a successful bullpen session on Friday.

The right-hander will repeat the process again on Sunday. Barring any further setbacks in his recovery from a blister on his right middle finger, Lincecum should be able to join the Rangers' bullpen in early May.
Apr 13 - 10:36 PM

Tim Lincecum was forced to push back a scheduled bullpen session on Sunday due to his ongoing blister issues.

The right-hander is forced to take things day-by-day at the moment as he battles a blister on his right middle finger. Lincecum gave more detail, "There is no irritation, we just don't want to compound the issue. Physically I feel in shape, but I don't want to compound the finger and set myself back further." He's still expected to join the Rangers' bullpen at some point in early May.
Source: MLB.com
Apr 8 - 9:52 PM

Tim Lincecum (hand) threw a bullpen session on Monday.

Lincecum's blister has subsided, but he essentially needs to work through a full spring training throwing program and isn't expected to join the Rangers' bullpen until May 1. The veteran right-hander signed a one-year, $1 million free agent contract with Texas in early March. He'll likely work in middle relief once he's activated.
Apr 2 - 7:30 PM

Rangers placed RHP Tim Lincecum on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his right hand.

Lincecum said Wednesday that his goal is to join the Rangers' bullpen around the beginning of May. He developed a blister soon after arriving at spring training and didn't see any action in the Cactus League.
Mar 29 - 11:37 AM

Tim Lincecum (finger) said his goal is to be ready by the beginning of May.

Lincecum developed a blister on his right middle finger toward the end of Rangers camp. He signed a one-year, $1 million contract with Texas on March 6 but didn't appear in any Cactus League games.
Mar 28 - 2:20 PM

Tim Lincecum (finger) will open the season on the 10-day disabled list with a blister on his right middle finger.

Lincecum was scratched from what was supposed to be his debut appearance on Friday against the Padres. This was always likely to happen -- especially considering how far behind he was because he signed so late in the season -- and we'll still likely see the right-hander pitch for the Rangers in early April. The key now is to avoid any other setbacks.
Mar 23 - 9:42 AM

Tim Lincecum (finger) has been scratched from his scheduled appearance Friday against the Padres.

Lincecum is dealing with a blister on his right middle finger. Obviously the injury is pretty minor but with Lincecum already behind schedule—Friday would have been his first Cactus League appearance—the right-hander will likely begin the year on the disabled list.
Mar 22 - 8:03 PM

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2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
3Hanser Alberto
LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
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PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Clayton Blackburn
8Joe Palumbo
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Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Tim Lincecum
7Chris Martin
8Jesse Chavez
9Ronald Herrera
10Jose Leclerc
11Ricardo Rodriguez