Rangers release Tim Lincecum

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Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that the Rangers have activated pitcher Tim Lincecum from the 60-day disabled list and granted him his outright release.

Lincecum, 33, had been pitching for Triple-A Round Rock. In 10 relief appearances, he gave up 12 runs (eight earned) on 14 hits and nine walks with 10 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings. It didn’t look likely that Lincecum was going to get called up to the majors any time soon. Lincecum got a late start to the season after developing a blister in late March.

Lincecum hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2016 when he made nine disastrous starts for the Angels, accruing a 9.16 ERA.

The Rangers could get Lincecum to sign a new minor league contract, but he can also choose to try to find an opportunity elsewhere.