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The Freak May Be Back

Jun 21, 2015; Los Angeles, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) in the first inning of the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

While Tim Lincecum has been rehabbing his hip in Arizona in the wake of arthroscopic surgery to repair a degenerative condition that has plagued him throughout his career, returning to the mound has constantly been on his mind. And he just might be returning in the orange and black of the team that he has spent his entire professional career with.

According to Mercury News’ Andrew Baggarly, “The interest is mutual and strong to re-sign Lincecum, from what I’m told. It’s more a matter of when, how much and in what form, rather than if.”

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  • Lincecum has also stated that Doctor Marc Philippon who performed the surgery expressed confidence that his velocity would be able to return to what it once was as a result of the increased mobility he should have in his hip.

    It would have been incredibly painful for fans to think of the last game that Lincecum pitched in as a Giant was one where he suffered a forearm contusion after a mere inning and two-thirds of work.

    For a figure who has meant so much to the history and culture of the Giants organization, it would be fitting if they gave him one last shot to try to regain the form that saw him win the National League Cy Young Award in 2008 and 2009.

    Lincecum finished 2015 with a 7-4 record and a 4.13 ERA in 15 starts, but if all goes well, there might be more starts in San Francisco for a healthy Freak in the very near future.

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