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Rangers grant three-time World Series champ Lincecum his release

17   //    06 Jun 2018, 04:48 IST
Tim Lincecum
Tim Lincecum

Veteran pitcher Tim Lincecum will not be making his MLB comeback this year, at least not with the Texas Rangers after being released.

Lincecum – a three-time World Series champion and two-time Cy Young Award winner – was granted his unconditional release by the Rangers on Tuesday.

The Rangers had to decide on Lincecum by Wednesday on whether to call him up or give the 33-year-old his release, since his 30-day rehabilitation assignment in the minors ended on Tuesday.

Texas activated Lincecum from the 60-day disabled list.

Lincecum – a four-time All-Star – signed a one-year, $1million deal with the Rangers before the season and pitched at the Triple-A level.

He posted a 5.68 ERA in 10 appearances and a 1.82 WHIP with 14 hits and nine walks allowed in 12.6 innings.

Lincecum has not pitched in MLB since 2016 when he was eventually released by the Los Angeles Angels.

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