Could pitcher Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants be headed for a reunion?
According to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com, the team has been monitoring the 33-year-old’s workouts for the past couple of weeks and will send representatives when the pitcher works out for clubs on Thursday in Seattle.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner who helped the Giants to three world championships between 2010 and 2014, was 2-6 with a 9.16 earned run average last season with the Los Angeles Angels .He was designated for assignment in August.
According to Heyman the Mets were one team that showed recent interest, but it isn’t known which teams, besides San Francisco, plan to attend Lincecum.
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Reports indicate that Lincecum has consistently topped 90 mph with his fastball and, by looking at an Instagram photo posted by the Colorado Rockies’ Adam Ottavino, Lincecum has been working out hard in preparation for his big day.
Lincecum’s best season came 10 years ago when he was 18-5 with a 2.62 and a Major League-best 265 strikeouts. He won the first of two back-to-back Cy Young Awards, going 15-7 with a 2.48 ERA and an NL-leading 261 punchouts.
Should the Giants bring back Lincecum, they’ll keep their fingers crossed that the reunion goes better than the one with Pablo Sandoval last summer. After the Boston Red Sox released the Panda on July 19, the Giants signed him three days later. He had an anemic slash line of .225/.263/.375/.638 in 160 at-bats for San Francisco.