This season might be Tim Lincecum's last chance to prove he has something left. Fantasy owners have gotten burned enough that they're rightfully not going to invest in the two-time Cy Young winner, who isn't even assured a rotation spot coming into spring training, but last year's hip surgery may be the most significant development in his four-year struggle to regain his once impeccable mechanics. Turns out he has a regenerative condition that created an impingement, altering his delivery. It's unclear whether the hip was part of the problem before last year, but certainly improved balance and flexibility can only help him regain what he lost. Again, Lincecum will have to be throwing bullets this spring to re-enter the Fantasy discussion, kind of like Scott Kazmir with the Indians three years ago, but at the very least, he's worth a flier in NL-only leagues.
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum will report to the Giants' facility in Arizona on Wednesday to begin rehabbing his surgically-repaired hip, John Dickinson of 95.7 The Game reports. He's expected to require five-to-six months of recovery time. Despite his standing as a two-time Cy Young winner, Lincecum is expected to see limited interest in free agency this winter on the heels of a four-year slide in his production. The 31-year-old could still have a second life as a reliever in the big leagues, but with the hip procedure putting his status in question for spring training, he remains a risky investment for any team.
Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum underwent hip surgery Thursday morning and is out for the season, general manager Bobby Evans told CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. The veteran right-hander finishes the season with a 7-4 record and 4.13 ERA through 15 starts. He totaled 60 strikeouts through 76 1/3 innings.
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum will see a hip specialist to determine if he needs surgery on his injured hip, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Lincecum has been sidelined since late June due to the injury.
Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum recently suffered a setback during his rehab from a forearm injury, reports the San Jose Mercury News. The team is exploring various treatments for Lincecum and sent MRIs to a specialist. Lincecum has not pitched since June 27.
Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (forearm) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, per MLB.com. Manager Bruce Bochy said it went well. "He's going to throw another [bullpen]," Bochy said. "We'll see how he's doing after that and we may ramp it up a little bit with him. He's not quite ready, though, to be honest. I can't say he's real close."