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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he expects Lincecum to return to the rotation in 2015, Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com reports. "[Lincecum], I see him going back in the rotation," Bochy said. "We have a need there. That's fair to say."
Lincecum (back) will be available for Game 3 of the World Series, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.
Lincecum was spotted playing catch with the strength coach Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Lincecum picked up his 12th win of the season Sunday, throwing two innings of shutout relief against the Padres.
Lincecum surrendered five runs on seven hits over three innings of relief in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.
Lincecum will be passed over for Thursday's start against the Rockies in favor of Yusmeiro Petit, Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. He'll likely be available out of the bullpen beginning Thursday.
After Lincecum was pounded for six runs (four earned) over 2.2 innings Saturday against the Nationals, manager Bruce Bochy was non-commital when asked if the right-hander would take the ball for his next scheduled turn, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. "This is something we need to talk about internally, what our best option is," Bochy said. "We'll look at it and see what the best thing is for Timmy and for us the next time around."
Lincecum was atrocious Saturday, surrendering six runs -- four of them earned -- on 70 pitches in just 2.2 innings of work against the Nationals. The loss dropped his record to 10-9 on the season.
Lincecum allowed two runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out two in five innings to get the win in the Giants' 5-2 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Lincecum was tagged for seven hits and six earned runs over 3.1 innings against Kansas City on Sunday. He walked three and punched out two.
Lincecum pitched six innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk, while striking out eight batters in picking up a no-decision in the Giants loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.
Lincecum was knocked around for five runs on five hits, two home runs and three walks in 3.1 innings versus the Pirates on Wednesday.
Lincecum (9-7) had a rough night facing Dodgers hitters on Friday as he gave up six runs on nine hits over 4.1 innings pitched while taking the loss.
Lincecum entered Tuesday's game in the 14th inning to collect his first career save against the Phillies.
Lincecum pitched well Sunday, giving up three runs on five hits and two walks in seven innings while striking out seven, but still took the loss against Miami.
Lincecum pitched seven shutout innings on Friday facing the Diamondbacks as he struck out six hitters while only walking two.
Lincecum turned in another strong performance, allowing just one run on three hits and four walks while striking out six across 6.1 innings in Sunday's victory over the Padres.
Lincecum (7-5) turned in another great performance Tuesday, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out six over eight scoreless innings.
Lincecum didn't have his best stuff on Friday facing the Diamondbacks, as he gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings pitched suffering his fifth loss on the season.
Lincecum pitched six strong innings giving up two runs on three hits, while striking out six and only walking two hitters against the Rockies on Friday.
Lincecum picked up his fifth (5-4) win of the year Sunday, limiting the Mets to three runs on six hits and one walk in six innings while also striking out six batters.
Lincecum was drilled by the Reds on Tuesday, surrendering a whopping eight runs -- all of them earned -- on six hits in just 4.1 innings. He both struck out and walked three before being pulled after 86 pitches.
Lincecum (finger) has been confirmed as the starting pitcher for Tuesday's game against the Reds.
Lincecum suffered a blister on his finger during Wednesday's start, but he expects to be fine for his next scheduled outing Tuesday in Cincinnati, the Giants' official website reports.
Lincecum threw five scoreless innings in Wednesday's victory over the Cubs, striking out five and walking four in a no-decision.