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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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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. Oct 24 - 9:02 AM

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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.
Oct 23 - 8:24 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
Oct 23 - 12:09 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.
Oct 22 - 11:51 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.
Oct 22 - 11:21 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.
Oct 19 - 11:27 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.
Sep 14 - 12:38 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.
Aug 25 - 7:54 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.
Aug 24 - 8:40 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.
Aug 23 - 8:01 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.
Aug 17 - 7:11 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.
Aug 10 - 7:16 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.
Aug 5 - 11:37 PM

Tim Lincecum allowed five runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- over 3 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

Lincecum has gotten rocked his last two times out, but the home runs are especially concerning -- before Wednesday, Lincecum had allowed just two home runs over his previous nine starts. They accounted for four of the Pirates' five runs against him, and he also walked three in the abbreviated start. He was spared the loss in the outing, so he'll remain 9-7 with a 4.21 ERA heading into Tuesday's start at the Brewers.
Jul 30 - 7:12 PM

Tim Lincecum was pounded for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers on Friday.

Well, he's not facing the Padres any longer. Lincecum struck out six and walked none tonight, which could have boded well, but he gave up nine hits, three of them triples. Don't buy into the hot streak: Lincecum still isn't an every-week start in mixed leagues.
Jul 26 - 1:55 AM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
3Guillermo Quiroz
4Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Travis Ishikawa
3Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Michael Morse
2Travis Ishikawa
3Chris Dominguez
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
3Gary Brown
RF1Hunter Pence
2Juan Perez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
3Ryan Vogelsong
4Jake Peavy
5Yusmeiro Petit
6Matt Cain
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos
8Tim Lincecum
9Chris Heston
10Erik Cordier
11Hunter Strickland
12Brett Bochy
13Mike Kickham