Posted June 02, 2013

Giants’ Tim Lincecum ‘very open’ to becoming a reliever after 2013

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Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, a free agent after this season, is 3-5 with a 5.12 ERA in 11 starts in 2013. (Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, who has started in all but one of his 200 career regular-season appearances, told CSNBayArea.com that he would “definitely” be open to becoming a reliever after this season.

Lincecum has struggled as a starter for the second straight season — he currently has a 3-5 record, 5.12 ERA and 1.48 WHIP — but said that he is focused on remaining in the rotation for the rest of the year.

A move to the bullpen could open up more possibilities in free agency for the 28-year-old right-hander, whose contract expires after this season.

From CSNBayArea’s Andrew Baggarly:

Lincecum made five key appearances out of the bullpen during last year’s postseason, including a 4.1-inning outing that helped send the Giants’ first-round series against the Reds to Game 5.

He allowed just one run in 13 innings of relief in the 2012 postseason, striking out 17 and walking just two.


2 comments
john234
john234

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DonParkesII
DonParkesII

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