MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports that Tim Lincecum‘s best options appear to be starting jobs with the White Sox or Angels, or a relief job with the Giants. The Padres and Mariners are not in the running, according to an earlier report.
Lincecum, who turns 32 years old next month, held a showcase for interested teams last week. His last four seasons have been underwhelming, to say the least of the two-time Cy Young Award winner. Between 2012-15, Lincecum posted a 4.68 ERA with a 577/267 K/BB ratio in 615 2/3 innings.
Reports indicate that Lincecum’s preference is to stay on the West coast, which puts the Angels and Giants ahead of the White Sox. Lincecum’s prior relationship with the Giants — which included three championships — likely puts them in the lead.