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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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Tim Lincecum struck out seven but permitted four runs -- three earned -- over five innings of work Thursday against the Athletics.
He allowed four hits and walked a pair in what really was a pretty typical Lincecum performance. The right-hander has recorded 14 strikeouts over 13 Cactus League innings but also holds a 6.92 ERA. Lincecum has pitched better than Yusmeiro Petit and Ryan Vogelsong, which means he'll likely begin the season in the rotation. His leash will be short, though. Mar 26 - 11:51 PM

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Tim Lincecum was effective over four innings, allowing one run, Saturday versus the Angels.

Lincecum had missed his last scheduled start due to a stiff neck, but appeared fine on Saturday. The right-hander limited the Angels to two hits and a walk but didn't record a strikeout. Lincecum will slot into the back of the Giants' rotation, but given his past results, expect the Giants to have a shorter-than-average leash on him.
Mar 21 - 8:00 PM

Tim Lincecum (neck) has been cleared to start on Saturday after getting through a bullpen session Thursday with no issues.

Lincecum has battled a stiff neck for the past week and had his last outing scratched. It appears he's making nice progress now, though, and should have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day as long as he doesn't have a setback. Lincecum will be the Giants' No. 5 starter.
Mar 19 - 7:13 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that Tim Lincecum (neck) will miss his next scheduled start and won't pitch again until March 21.

Bochy did say that there was still time for him to get enough work in before the start of the regular season, though that seems optimistic at this point. He's currently battling Ryan Vogelsong for the fifth and final spot in the Giants' Opening Day rotation.
Mar 15 - 9:36 PM

Tim Lincecum (neck) will play catch on Sunday for the second time in three days.

The veteran right-hander said Sunday that his ailing neck is starting to feel better, though there remains no timetable for his return to the mound. His availability for the start of the regular season is in question at the moment.
Mar 15 - 5:03 PM

Tim Lincecum is still sidelined with neck stiffness.

"I can't say he's made a lot of progress," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "We're hoping for a little better news tomorrow." Lincecum woke up with a stiff neck Wednesday but pitched through it. Nothing more serious has been diagnosed, so it's likely still a day-to-day issue at this point.
Mar 14 - 7:04 PM

Tim Lincecum received treatment Wednesday for a stiff neck.

Lincecum told reporters he woke up with a stiff neck but tried to pitch through it. And he got lit up, allowing three runs on three hits and a walk in his inning of work. It shouldn't be anything to worry about going forward.
Mar 11 - 6:35 PM

Tim Lincecum allowed two runs in two innings, but also struck out five in Saturday's 7-6 loss to the Padres.

Lincecum allowed a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings on two hits and a walk. The only non-strikeout out the right-hander recorded was a Yangervis Solarte ground out. Lincecum is expected to pitch out of the back of the Giants' rotation to start the season. He mustered an unsatisfactory 4.74 ERA in 155 2/3 innings last season.
Mar 7 - 6:56 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Matt Duffy
3Ehire Adrianza
3B1Casey McGehee
2Joaquin Arias
LF1Norichika Aoki
2Travis Ishikawa
3John Bowker
CF1Angel Pagan
2Justin Maxwell
RF1Hunter Pence
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Yusmeiro Petit
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7J.C. Gutierrez
8Clay Rapada
9Erik Cordier