Giants’ Lincecum would consider future bullpen role

| June 02, 2013
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum stands on the mound after the Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hit sn RBI triple in the first inning of their baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in San Francisco. - ASSOCIATED PRESS
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  • San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum stands on the mound after the Oakland Athletics' Yoenis Cespedes hit sn RBI triple in the first inning of their baseball game Wednesday, May 29, 2013 in San Francisco.

Giants right-hander Tim Lincecum would be open to moving to the bullpen in the future should the team need him in a permanent relief role.

Lincecum, 28, was used in relief during the postseason last year. He worked 13 innings out of the bullpen and allowed one run, six hits and two walks with 17 strikeouts in 13 innings.

“If my career takes that turn, I’m definitely open to changes, especially if it’s beneficial to the team I’m playing for,” Lincecum told CSNBayArea.com.

Lincecum also said he’s totally focused on his role this year for a Giants team that is short on starting pitching.

The two-time National League Cy Young Award winner has a 3-5 record with a 5.12 ERA in 65 innings this year. In Lincecum’s last outing on Wednesday in a loss to Oakland, he gave up six runs (five earned), seven hits and four walks in 4¹?³ innings.

— The Sports Xchange

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