Rangers grant three-time World Series champ Lincecum his release
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.