Padres, Mariners not in the mix for Tim Lincecum

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Tim Lincecum held his long-awaited showcase last week and is, presumably, negotiating with various clubs at the moment. Some have suspected that he’ll want to stay on the west coast and many thought that his hometown teams, the Seattle Mariners, would be a potential destination for him as well.

The former is still possible, but the latter has been ruled out, it seems. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Padres and Mariners are not in the mix for Lincecum.

Lincecum reportedly wants to start, and it would seem that neither of those are an option for him in that regard. There is reportedly interest from the Giants, but only as a reliever, despite the fact that the back end of their rotation is a mess. The Angels just acquired Jhoulys Chacin, but they could probably still use a starter. Possibly the Dodgers as well, though they have a few pitchers expected to come off the disabled list in the coming weeks, so it’s hard to say how interested they’d be.

But San Diego and Seattle seem to be out.