Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hasta la vista, Tim Lincecum?

At the end of 2 depressing losses to the Cards, the Giants web site also posted a downbeat story about the not very bright future for Tim Lincecum, who hasn't pitched in over 2 months.

It sounds like it may be awhile before we see him in the MLB again.

Per mlb.com --
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tim Lincecum, who was diagnosed with a degenerative hip condition earlier this season, has not made the progress the Giants had hoped and plans to seek a second doctor's opinion, manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday.
Lincecum, who has not pitched since June 27, when he took a line drive to his right forearm, could be activated when rosters expand Tuesday. However, he is far away from returning to the mound, Bochy said.
"He's getting another opinion," Bochy said. "The best thing I can tell you right now is he's not close. We'll see in the next day or so where we're at with Timmy."
Bochy said the two-time Cy Young Award winner is not experiencing daily pain, but mostly feels his hips tightening up when he throws.
"It's just tightness and he feels restricted when he's throwing," Bochy said.
Even when Lincecum was healthy this season, he did not look like the same pitcher he once was. He recorded a 4.13 ERA in 15 starts and a 1.48 WHIP that was his highest mark for a season since 2012.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny weighed in on Lincecum's situation prior to Saturday's meeting between the two teams.
"We put our bodies through a lot," Matheny, who played for the Giants in 2005 and 2006, said. "Look how his body has been contorted to do what he did for so long. Talk about a guy his size, he's got the most of everything he has. It's one of those great stories. Still, it's probably not comforting to him because he wants to play. ... It's life-altering stuff."

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