OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 1 day ago

Lincecum (hip) is tentatively targeting a June 12 for his Angels debut, the Orange County Register's Jeff Fletcher reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lincecum, who signed with the Angels earlier in May, tossed a five-inning outing at extended spring training a few days earlier, marking his first competitive outing in almost a year. By all accounts, the right-hander fared well during the session, and he's now preparing to test himself out during a rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake. He'll make his first of multiple starts with Salt Lake on Thursday, and if all goes according to plan, we should see him in the Angels rotation by mid-June.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 1 week ago

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.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 1 week ago

Lincecum (hip) will throw a simulated game in Arizona before the Angels determine his next step, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 1 week ago

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.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Lincecum passed his physical Thursday and his deal with the Angels is now complete, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Lincecum (hip) will undergo a physical Thursday and will sign with the Angels if he passes, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Lincecum (hip) is closing in on a deal with the Angels, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Several teams were present for Lincecum's throwing session in Arizona recently, as he looks to return from surgery to correct a degenerative hip problem. Given the Angels' rash of injuries in the rotation, Lincecum would have a clear path to a rotation spot if the two sides finalize an agreement. It's believed that he'll need at least four weeks upon signing to become game ready as a big league starter again.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 2 months ago

Lincecum (hip) has not yet thrown a showcase for teams, and it is unclear when that will take place, or how his rehab his going, the San Francisco Chronicle's Ann Killion reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Multiple showcases have been rumored over the past couple months, as the free agent presumably intends on catching on with a team this season, but he has remained off the radar. His recovery from hip surgery was supposed to be complete in February, but that could be dragging on, and Lincecum is known as a perfectionist, so he may be delaying a showcase until he feels just right. Until he actually throws for teams, it's hard to pay him much mind in fantasy.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 3 months ago

Lincecum is scheduled to throw in a showcase in Phoenix within the next couple weeks, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lincecum has been throwing daily lately after undergoing hip surgery in September. The showcase was originally scheduled for mid-January, but has been moved back multiple times. The Padres are reportedly "very active" in their pursuit of the right-hander, but all 30 teams could be present at the showcase, which could complicate matters. His destination will probably become much clearer once he pitches in front of the teams, as they will be able to better assess how well he's healed and how good his arsenal still is.

OUTTim Lincecum SP LAA 8 months ago

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.

Competitive Edge Analysis

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 likely keeping him out for all of spring training, he remains a risky investment for any team.