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Tim Lincecum | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Los Angeles Angels
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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According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, "several" teams have shown interest in free agent Tim Lincecum.
That's surprising after Lincecum fell flat in his brief stint with the Angels last season. The 32-year-old has reportedly been throwing in his native Seattle in preparation for an upcoming showcase. The best he can probably hope for is a minor league deal. Feb 23 - 5:04 PM

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Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports free agent Tim Lincecum has no plans to retire.

Lincecum didn't look like he had much left in the tank last season but isn't ready to hang up his cleats just yet. The two-time Cy Young winner is still hoping to get another shot as a big-league starter, though a minor league deal is probably the best he can hope for. Lincecum logged a dismal 9.18 ERA over nine starts for the Angels last season. He turns 33 in June.
Jan 21 - 5:02 PM

Tim Lincecum will not be called back up by the Angels this season.

Lincecum was pushed off the Angels' 40-man roster in early August after posting a dreadful 9.16 ERA and 2.37 WHIP across nine starts. There's no real reason to add him back to the mix now, even though he had been pitching pretty well at Triple-A Salt Lake. The 32-year-old right-hander will be a free agent this winter.
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 02:00:00 PM

Angels sent RHP Tim Lincecum outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Lincecum was designated for assignment over the weekend and has decided to accept an assignment to Triple-A rather than test free agency. It's unclear whether he'll start or relieve in the minors, but his future in the majors is in serious question right now.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Tim Lincecum is undecided about whether to accept an assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Angels general manager Billy Eppler has been in touch with the former Cy Young Award winner since he was designated for assignment over the weekend, but he's still mulling over his options. The Angels want Lincecum to go to Triple-A to work on things, but he could try his luck in free agency. It's unlikely he'd draw much interest at this point. Lincecum was rocked to the tune of a 9.16 ERA over nine starts prior to getting the boot.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 01:18:00 PM

Angels designated RHP Tim Lincecum for assignment.

Jose Valdez was called up from Triple-A Salt Lake in the corresponding roster move. Lincecum looked sharp in his Angels debut two months ago but has unraveled since then, losing six of eight starts with a miserable 10.58. If Lincecum clears waivers, he'll have the option to accept a minor league assignment or become a free agent. We can't imagine the washed-up Lincecum attracting much interest on the open market. It's a distinct possibility that the former Cy Young winner has thrown his last pitch in the major leagues.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 06:59:00 PM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia wouldn't commit to letting Tim Lincecum make another start after Friday's rough outing against the Mariners.

Scioscia reiterated, "Our goal is to get Tim right." Lincecum has been an unmitigated disaster for the Angels, allowing 18 runs over 9 2/3 innings in his last three starts. Should he get bounced from the rotation, Jhoulys Chacin seems like the most likely candidate to switch spots with him.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 09:53:00 AM

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

The Angels can't possibly let this go on any longer, can they? Lincecum's ERA stands at 9.16 after nine starts. Maybe the Angels could have him switch spots with Jhoulys Chacin and use him as a reliever.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 01:21:00 AM

Tim Lincecum had yet another bad outing, giving up four runs in five innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

He allowed five hits and walked six batters as his record fell to 2-5 with the loss. When a pitcher gives up four runs in five innings and actually lowers his ERA you know something has gone badly wrong. Today's game was a microcosm of his season. The home run he gave up to Jackie Bradley Jr. was the 10th one he has given up in only 35 innings this year. He has a very poor 31/21 K/BB ratio. He has given up an unbelievable 59 hits in those 35 innings. The Angels are desperate for starting pitching but they surely can't run Lincecum and his 8.49 ERA out there forever.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 01:10:00 AM

Tim Lincecum was brutalized for eight runs in 1 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Astros.

Lincecum yielded homers to Jose Altuve and Luis Valbuena in the Astros' four-run first inning and then Altuve went yard again off the veteran right-hander in Houston's four-run second. Lincecum now has an 8.70 ERA and 2.30 WHIP in 30 innings (seven starts) with the Angels. He probably shouldn't get another turn in the rotation, but Anaheim is pretty desperate.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 05:22:00 PM

Tim Lincecum pitched poorly in Tuesday's win over the Rangers, surrendering five runs (three earned) on nine hits over five innings.

Lincecum did strike out seven, but there were few other positives to garner from the outing. Robinson Chirinos homered twice off the former ace, swatting a long solo homer in the second and a slightly-less-long two-run shot in the fourth. With Tyler Skaggs closing in on a return from Tommy John surgery and Lincecum cradling a tough 6.59 ERA and 2.09 WHIP through six starts, The Freak could find himself out a rotation spot in the near future.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 01:12:00 AM

Tim Lincecum could lose his spot in the Angels' starting rotation when Tyler Skaggs returns from Tommy John surgery.

Skaggs could be activated for his next start after he makes an appearance for Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday night. Lincecum has pitched poorly since making his Angels' debut on June 18. In five starts, he's gone 1-3 with a disappointing 6.85 ERA while demonstrating weak velocity. Nate Smith, who has been red-hot for Salt Lake, is also a candidate to replace Lincecum in the starting rotation.
Thu, Jul 14, 2016 06:06:00 PM

Tim Lincecum couldn't quite manage a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Orioles, surrendering three runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Two of the three runs on The Freak's line scored via a home run by Chris Davis in the fourth inning. J.J. Hardy would burn him for an RBI single two frames later. This was Lincecum's fifth start since joining the Angels. The results haven't been encouraging thus far. Over 23 2/3 innings, the veteran right-hander holds an unappetizing 6.85 ERA, 2.07 WHIP and 21/11 K/BB ratio. Until he can string together a few nice starts in a row, his fantasy prospects will be limited -- even in deeper AL-only formats.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 05:52:00 PM

Tim Lincecum allowed 10 hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Rays on Tuesday.

Lincecum probably deserved a worse fate, but the Angels provided him with enough run support that he avoided his third straight loss. Still, the right-hander now owns a 7.50 ERA and 2.11 WHIP through his first four starts. There's a learning curve when moving to a new league, but part of his struggles have been that he's just not nearly the pitcher he used to be. The 32-year-old will have a difficult test his next time out, facing the Orioles in Baltimore on Sunday.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 10:36:00 PM

Tim Lincecum struck out seven and yielded five runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Lincecum surrendered a three-run homer to Carlos Correa in the first inning, but mostly settled in after that bomb. After striking out just two in each of his first two starts, Lincecum's seven strikeouts on Tuesday stand as his season-high. His off-speed stuff, in particular, looked sharp. The veteran right-hander also walked four and exited the proceedings having thrown 101 pitches (55 strikes). After limiting the A's to one run over six innings in his mid-June season-debut, Lincecum has surrendered nine runs in his last two outings (7 1/3 innings). He will look to keep the fireworks to a minimum in a July 4 road date with the Rays next time he toes the rubber.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 01:38:00 AM

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