Tim Lincecum preparing for season despite not having contract

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Tim Lincecum isn’t ready to hang up his spikes.

Rich Thurman, the agent for the two-time Cy Young award winner, says that his client has been “throwing and getting ready for the season” despite not being under contract for 2017, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News.

Thurman confirmed to Baggarly that Lincecum continues to seek a big league contract, and is not entertaining any ideas of retirement or playing elsewhere.

Lincecum held a showcase tryout for teams last season, and was later signed by the Los Angeles Angels, where he failed to show the form that helped him become one of the most intimidating pitchers in the league.

Over a span of nine starts for the Angels last season, Lincecum recorded a 2-6 record with a dreadful 9.16 ERA to go along with a WHIP of 2.37 in 38.1 innings.

With a history of nagging hip injuries, only time will tell if Lincecum’s body can catch up with his drive to compete.

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