Athletics

Athletics

Editor's Note: The above video is from May 18, 2016.

After three starts for Triple-A Salt Lake Bees, Tim Lincecum is set to join the Los Angeles Angels' rotation.

Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters Monday afternoon that the two-time Cy Young winner will "definitely" join the club this weekend Oakland, and will likely pitch Saturday against the A's.

Lincecum signed a minor league deal with the Angels on May 19, and began a minor league assignment on June 2.

In his final start with the Bees on Sunday, Lincecum took a no-hitter into the sixth inning against Fresno. But Grizzlies catcher Tyler Heineman led off the bottom half of the inning with a single to right field. But Lincecum worked around the leadoff hit and got out of the inning.

In all, Lincecum completed seven innings Sunday, giving up just the one hit to Heineman. He allowed one walk and struck out eight.

In his previous two starts for Salt Lake, Lincecum totaled 10 innings pitched, while allowing six hits, five earned runs and five walks. He struck out 11 over those two starts.

Lincecum's last major league outing came on June 27, 2015 in San Francisco against the Rockies. He started the game, but lasted just 1 2/3 innings after giving up three earned runs.

Drafted in the first round of the 2006 MLB Draft, Lincecum spent nine seasons with the Giants, but wasn't resigned following the 2015 season.

From 2007 to 2011, Lincecum was one of the top pitchers in the major leagues. He posted a 2.98 ERA and struck out 1,127 batters in 1,028 innings during that span. But from 2012 to 2015, Lincecum lost his way. During those four seasons, Lincecum posted a 4.68 ERA and struck out 577 batters in 615 2/3 innings.

 

Coming off offseason hip surgery, Lincecum began his road back to the major leagues with a much-anticipated and much-delayed showcase for teams on May 6. During the session in which more than 20 teams came to watch him, Lincecum threw 41 pitches.