San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum is out for the remainder of the season after undergoing hip surgery Thursday, according to a report by Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman also reported Monday that Lincecum's hip pain was not “severe,” but multiple comeback attempts had been hampered by the problem, which affected his stability on the mound and high-torque delivery.
Lincecum has been out since July 27 after being hit by a line drive while pitching against the Rockies.
Doctors reportedly believe Lincecum could return to the mound for spring training and potentially regain some of his previous form. His velocity had dipped substantially this season from his high-90s prime to the high-80s.
Lincecum, 31, finishes the season 7–4 with a 4.13 ERA and 60 strikeouts in 76 1/3 innings over 15 starts. He will be a free agent at the end of the season.
- Kayla Lombardo