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Tim Lincecum | Starting Pitcher | #55

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/15/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Washington
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (10) / SF
Contract: view contract details
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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. Sep 7 - 2:00 PM

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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.
Aug 9 - 2:28 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.
Aug 9 - 1:18 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.
Aug 6 - 6:59 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.
Source: MLB.com
Aug 6 - 9:53 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.
Aug 6 - 1:21 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.
Jul 30 - 1:10 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.
Jul 24 - 5:22 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.
Jul 20 - 1:12 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.
Source: angels.com
Jul 14 - 6:06 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.
Jul 10 - 5:52 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.
Jul 5 - 10:36 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.
Jun 29 - 1:38 AM

Tim Lincecum failed to provide much length in Thursday's loss to the A's, surrendering four runs on seven hits over three innings.

Lincecum managed six innings of one-run ball in his first start with the Halos, but start No. 2 proved less successful. Three of the four runs on his line scored when the veteran right-hander coughed up a three-run homer to Marcus Semien in the second inning. Lincecum managed just two strikeouts on the evening. Once The Freak puts in a few more starts, the shape of his season will start to become more clear. As is, he offers little fantasy appeal to those outside of very deep AL-only formats. And even then, don't expect miracles. Lincecum will continue to work back into the flow of the season in a home start against the Astros next time out.
Jun 24 - 1:14 AM

Tim Lincecum held the Athletics to one run on four hits over six innings in his Angels debut, picking up the win in the 7-1 victory Saturday.

Lincecum struck out just two but was in command for most of the afternoon. Things threatened to get away from him in the third inning after he allowed a run and loaded the bases with two outs, but he escaped the jam and didn't find much more trouble in his six innings of work. Lincecum touched 90 mph with his fastball and while he's not the pitcher he once was, he could still be serviceable for an Angels team in desperate need of serviceable arms. Lincecum's next start will come against these same Athletics on Thursday.
Jun 18 - 10:04 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Jett Bandy
3Carlos Perez
4Juan Graterol
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Kaleb Cowart
2Cliff Pennington
3Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Nick Buss
2Shane Robinson
3Rafael Ortega
4Ji-Man Choi
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2Matt Shoemaker
3Ricky Nolasco
4Tyler Skaggs
5Alex Meyer
6Garrett Richards
7Nick Tropeano
8Andrew Heaney
9C.J. Wilson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Andrew Bailey
2J.C. Ramirez
3Deolis Guerra
4Jose Alvarez
5Mike Morin
6Jose Valdez
7Huston Street
8Cam Bedrosian
9Cory Rasmus
10Jhoulys Chacin
11Cody Ege
12Brett Oberholtzer
13A.J. Achter
14Daniel Wright