4:53 AM EDT, Thu September 03, 2015
San Francisco Chronicle 5 hours ago

Decision on Lincecum might be near

Could Tim Lincecum’s season be over? Have Giants fans seen the last of him? That could be determined over the next few days. Lincecum will be conferring with a hip specialist in Vail, Colo., while the Giants play a four-game series in Denver. His degenerative condition has reached the point where surgery is an option — perhaps allowing him to continue his career next year but definitely ruling him out for the rest of this season. It’s a bittersweet issue for Giants fans to contemplate. They’d love to see him on the AT&T mound at least one more time,...

Giants notes: Brandon Crawford still too sore to start, Joe Panik tentative to be activated Monday, Matt Cain to pitch for Sacramento, Tim Lincecum medical summit looms, etc.

LOS ANGELES – It is a special kind of pain for a left-handed hitter to face Clayton Kershaw. Brandon Crawford is disappointed he won’t get the chance. The Giants’ All-Star shortstop is out of the lineup for the second consecutive… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Brandon Crawford still too sore to start, Joe Panik tentative to be activated Monday, Matt Cain to pitch for Sacramento, Tim Lincecum medical summit looms, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Lincecum’s recovery sputters, season might be over

Lincecum isn’t making progress in his recovery from hip trouble, manager Bruce Bochy said before Sunday’s game against the Cardinals. Given his lingering discomfort, Lincecum might have thrown his last pitch as a member of the Giants. Catcher Buster Posey returned to the lineup Sunday, one day after sitting out to rest his sore elbow. Shortstop Brandon Crawford (strained oblique) remained sidelined, but he took grounders before the game and took swings in the hitting cage. Bochy said Crawford is “on schedule” to return Monday night against the Dodgers, but the Giants will wait to...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 30, 2015

Lincecum's career with Giants might be finished

San Francisco Giants' pitcher Tim Lincecum having a difficult time recovering from hip, back soreness; right-hander might not pitch again in 2015 and he will be a free agent after this season.

Tim Lincecum's hip recovery stalls, and he might have thrown his last pitch as a Giant: "The bad days are outshining the good ones"

SAN FRANCISCO – Tim Lincecum encountered another setback with his hip and back discomfort, forcing him to acknowledge the possibility that he has thrown his last pitch of the season. And, because he’ll be a free agent, his last pitch… Continue Reading → The post Tim Lincecum's hip recovery stalls, and he might have thrown his last pitch as a Giant: "The bad days are outshining the good ones" appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants Splash: What’s up with Lincecum?

Tim Lincecum roams the Giants clubhouse wearing a look of relevance. Manager Bruce Bochy said Lincecum has thrown a couple of bullpen sessions on the side and is recovering steadily from his hip injury. On the upcoming road trip through St. Louis and Pittsburgh, he’s expected to throw some afternoon batting practice in simulated game conditions. There’s no timetable for his return, but know that Lincecum, a great athlete and tremendous competitor, is hardly giving up on the season. Bochy said Nori Aoki “has his energy back” and is giving every indication he’ll be able to come...

Giants notes: Lincecum plans to face batters soon, Panik heads to Arizona, etc.

SAN FRANCISCO – They were all on the field at the same time Sunday morning. Mike Leake threw off a bullpen mound. Matt Cain was next. Ryan Vogelsong played catch. Tim Lincecum long-tossed. Get Tim Hudson out there in his… Continue Reading → The post Giants notes: Lincecum plans to face batters soon, Panik heads to Arizona, etc. appeared first on Giants Extra.

Giants Splash: Mike Leake to DL — Bruce Bochy hoping for ‘nine completely healthy starts’

CHICAGO - The Giants’ disabled list now includes three starting pitchers. Mike Leake has joined the Tims, Lincecum and Hudson. The Giants placed Leake on the 15-day DL Friday with a strained left hamstring, which was sustained Monday during conditioning drills in Atlanta a day after his Giants debut. Left-handed reliever Josh Osich has rejoined the team filling Leake’s roster spot. Ryan Vogelsong is coming out of the bullpen to make two starts in place of Leake, who was acquired July 30 from the Reds for two minor-leaguers. It’s Leake’s first visit to...

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