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San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum, who last pitched June 27 because of a forearm strain, played catch on flat ground Saturday, according to CSN Bay Area. Lincecum, who also is suffering from degernaritive problems in his hips, is expected to throw from flat ground for a few more days before throwing off of a mound.

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Lincecum (forearm) threw three simulated innings on the bullpen mound Friday, CSN Bay Area reports.

Manager Bruce Bochy said Lincecum still "needs a little work" and that he was "a touch behind" Tim Hudson (shoulder), who also tossed three simulated frames. It's still a step in the right direction for Lincecum, though the team does not have any immediate plans to send him for a rehab assignment and it doesn't have any incentive to rush him back with both Matt Cain and Jake Peavy pitching well.

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Lincecum (forearm) played catch Monday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Though it resulted in his placement on the DL last week, Lincecum's forearm contusion isn't expected to sideline him much further beyond the 15-day minimum. Even so, it seems unlikely at this point that Lincecum will have a rotation spot awaiting him in the second half, as the Giants have since bolstered their rotation with the additions of Matt Cain and Jake Peavy from the DL. After a decent start to the season, Lincecum fizzled out before being sidelined by the injury, and now sports a 4.13 ERA and 1.48 WHIP over 76.1 innings.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 month ago

Lincecum (forearm) was placed on the 15-day DL Thursday.

Lincecum suffered a forearm contusion when he was struck by a line drive in Saturday's game, and as expected, the ailment will land the right-hander on the disabled list. Even though the tightness isn't considered overly serious, the Giants needed the roster spot to activate Matt Cain (forearm) for Thursday's start, as manager Bruce Bochy called this move a "no-brainer."

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Lincecum (arm) will be placed on the disabled list Thursday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Lincecum began feeling tightness in his arm over the weekend, so it appears the Giants will not take any chances and allow him to hit the DL and take some time off prior to the All-Star break. His placement Thursday coincides with the return of Matt Cain, who is slated to be activated from the disabled list. The Giants will have to clear another roster spot Friday, however, when Jake Peavy is expected to come off the disabled list.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 month ago

Lincecum indicated Sunday that his arm felt a little "tight" a day after it was on the receiving end of a line drive, but noted that he was experiencing now obvious swelling, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Even so, manager Bruce Bochy hinted that Lincecum would likely be ticketed for the disabled list. "Timmy, like all those guys, is not going to want it, but it's a no-brainer," manager Bruce Bochy said in reference to a DL stint for Lincecum.

Lincecum's likely DL stint may have more to do with his stark decline in performance his last two games rather than as a result of any real injury. The right-hander has been tagged for eight runs and has given up 11 hits and three walks over those outings, while failing to get out of the second inning on either occasion. With the Giants in need of clearing out spots for Matt Cain (forearm) and Jake Peavy (back), both of whom are scheduled to return this week, Lincecum will head to the DL for the first time in his career. Assuming they still have five healthy starters on hand after the All-Star break, it's possible the Giants will use Lincecum in a relief role during the second half.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 month ago

Lincecum's (arm) X-rays returned negative Saturday, confirming the injury is just a contusion, but manager Bruce Bochy indicated he could miss some time since the ball was lined off his pitching arm, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Lincecum was struck by a DJ LeMahieu line drive, forcing him to exit Saturday's game after just 1.2 innings of work. While it's good news that the injury is just a contusion, it may not prevent him from missing a start. He didn't discuss the possibility of a stint on the disabled list at this point, but it seems like that could be in play if more than one start will be missed because of the issue.

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Lincecum left the game with what the Giants announced as a right forearm contusion, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Lincecum was hit on his pitching arm by a DJ LeMahieu liner early in Saturday's game. There's no word yet on how much time Lincecum will miss as a result of Saturday's injury, but it's a positive that he only suffered a contusion rather than a more serious injury.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 month ago

Lincecum (elbow) exited Saturday's game after being struck on the pitching arm by a line drive, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

Lincecum had struggled through 1.2 innings of work, allowing three earned runs before a DJ LeMahieu line drive hit him directly on the pitching arm. He immediately left the game after being hit. More information on Lincecum's prognosis should be made available following Saturday's game.

Tim Lincecum SP SF 1 month ago

Lincecum was shelled by the Dodgers on Sunday, allowing five runs on seven hits and a walk through just 1.1 innings.

The veteran ran into trouble in the second inning when he allowed five men to reach base and allowed four runs before he was yanked. Lincecum has been solid on the whole, as his ERA sits at 3.86 despite this poor outing, and will look to bounce back Saturday against the Rockies.