Report: Tim Lincecum’s best options are the White Sox, Angels, and Giants

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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.

Mets claim Sam Coonrod off waivers from Phillies

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NEW YORK — The active New York Mets added another newcomer to their bullpen mix when they claimed reliever Sam Coonrod off waivers from the NL East rival Philadelphia Phillies.

Coonrod had a 7.82 ERA in 12 appearances covering 12 2/3 innings last year for the National League champions. The right-hander is 7-5 with a 5.27 ERA and five saves in 105 games over four major league seasons with San Francisco and Philadelphia. He has struck out 95 and walked 44 in 97 1/3 innings.

The 30-year-old Coonrod was designated for assignment by the Phillies last week when they signed free agent infielder Josh Harrison.

To make room on the 40-man roster, outfielder Khalil Lee was designated for assignment by the Mets.