Tim Lincecum Strong in Arizona Pitching Session

Tim Lincecum showed scouts on Friday that he still has it. The right-hander held a workout for scouts and team officials at the San Francisco Giants spring training facility in Scottsdale, AZ. Scouts clocked Lincecum at 90-91 MPH and said he had a good feel for his offspeed pitches, which he has drastically improved since losing most of his elite velocity that he had early on in his career.

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Lincecum did touch 92 during his second session.

With the news of Hyun-Jin Ryu being placed on the 60 day DL and the Dodgers picking up Casey Fien off waivers, it is clear the Dodgers are looking for help on the mound. Lincecum showed he still has promise and could be a good option for the club.

Here are some quotes from Lincecum on his workout:

“I’m happy. I was able to throw strikes on my pitches, stay within myself. I commanded all of my pitches,” he said. “I only had a couple misses, and they weren’t [over the] middle of the plate, so that’s encouraging for me.

If [a job] leads towards getting to a starter, I would want to work on that,” he said. “But, I know I’ve been working my butt off with pitch counts and working off that five-day rotation to try and elongate myself as a pitcher and as a starter. So yeah, it continues today.”

The two-time Cy Young award winner said that he has no preference on where he signs, but that he is looking out for his best interests. He is open to starting out in the bullpen and working his way into the starting rotation if needed.

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