Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Tim Lincecum granted release

Tim Lincecum granted release

Tim Lincecum was activated from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday but was given his outright release by the Texas Rangers, as the team's executive vice president of communications John Blake announced.

Lincecum signed an Major League Baseball deal worth $1 million in early March after the death of his older brother and was slowed by a blister roughly two weeks into camp.

Lincecum, 33, had been pitching for Triple-A Round Rock.

Lincecum hasn't pitched in the big leagues since 2016 when he made nine disastrous starts for the Angels, accruing a 9.16 ERA.

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Lincecum had a 5.68 ERA in 12.2 innings of rehab but he's allowed just one hit and no earned runs in his last four outings.

Now, the 33-year-old former Cy Young victor will have to explore other options as he seeks to return to the Majors for the first time since a brief, ill-fated tenure with the Angels in 2016. He'd been working exclusively as a reliever with the Rangers organization, and it seems likely that he'll continue on that path if he ultimately latches on with a new organization.

"Despite best intentions and hard work, we didn't feel like it was the best move to bring him up right now", general manager Jon Daniels said.

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