Here’s a video of Tim Lincecum (and his new haircut) and Hunter Pence at Giants Fan Fest, being coaxed into doing impressions of each other in front of an adoring crowd. Lincecum initially declined to do his Pence impression because he didn’t want to embarrass himself, so Pence happily did his Lincecum impression and then … well, you’ll see. It’s basically the cutest thing ever:
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that reliever Shawn Tolleson is retiring from baseball. The right-hander experienced a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery last week.
Tolleson, who turns 31 years old on Saturday, last pitched in the majors in 2016. He had two very good years out of the bullpen for the Rangers in 2014-15, posting an aggregate 2.88 ERA with 145 strikeouts and 45 walks across 144 innings.
Tolleson signed a one-year deal with the Rays in January 2017 before undergoing Tommy John surgery several months later. The Rangers inked him to a minor league contract in December 2017, but he wasn’t able to work his way back.