Lincecum (hip) threw a simulated game Monday and will have one more before embarking on a rehab assignment in Salt Lake, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports. Given the duration of his absence from a big league rotation, it's reasonable to think that Lincecum will require several starts in the Pacific Coast League before he's completely stretched out and ready to help the Angels' injury-ravaged rotation in the coming weeks.
Lincecum (hip) will throw a simulated game in Arizona before the Angels determine his next step, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports. Lincecum could be sent to Triple-A Salt Lake after the simulation in order to receive a couple starts, but no official plan has been released yet. General manager Billy Eppler said earlier in the week that he anticipates Lincecum will be ready to return to the big leagues by the middle of June.
Angels general manager Billy Eppler said he expects Lincecum to join the big league club in mid June, Pedro Moura of the Los Angeles Times reports. Specifically, Eppler anticipated that Lincecum would be up in the range of June 9-19, as he works himself into form with Triple-A Salt Lake. It is a little telling that Lincecum was forced to join forces with the team whose rotation is perhaps the most decimated in baseball. It will be worth monitoring how he does at Triple-A, particularly if his fastball velocity is recorded in the low-90s, which would suggest he may have something left in the tank.
Lincecum passed his physical Thursday and his deal with the Angels is now complete, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Now that Lincecum's physical has been completed, Heyman reports that his contract with the Angels is worth $2.5 million. He figures to head to the Angels' Triple-A affiliate for the time being while he stretches out his pitch count. Once he's ready, he'll be a welcome addition to a Angels rotation that has been decimated by the losses of Andrew Heaney, C.J Wilson, and Garrett Richards.
Lincecum (hip) will undergo a physical Thursday and will sign with the Angels if he passes, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports. Lincecum has been working on this deal with the Angels since Monday, but it seems that they've finally got the details of the contract solidified, only leaving the physical to separate the right-hander and professional baseball. If he passes, he'll likely head to the Angels Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake City to build up some innings and then could get a chance as a starter with the injury-depleted Angels.
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