Report: Angels, Lincecum finalize $2.5-million deal
The pitching-starved Los Angeles Angels and free agent Tim Lincecum reportedly finalized a one-year, $2.5-million contract Thursday after the veteran right-hander passed his physical in Anaheim, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
Lincecum's deal is pro-rated, reports Heyman, so his base salary is expected to be closer to $2 million, provided he joins the Angels by the middle of June. The contract reportedly includes $1.7 million in bonuses.
The two sides were said to be close to completing a deal Monday, though the club has yet to officially announce the agreement.
Earlier this month, Lincecum tossed 41 pitches for about 20 teams during a televised showcase in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he reportedly topped out at 92 mph and showed strong secondary stuff. Lincecum was also being pursued by the San Francisco Giants, the only club he's ever played for, and whom he won back-to-back Cy Youngs with in 2008 and 2009, while helping the team to three World Series titles in five years.
A four-time All-Star, Lincecum joins a ravaged pitching staff down two of its top pitchers to elbow injuries. Young pitchers Garrett Richards and Andrew Heaney are among those on the team's disabled list, which swelled to 10 players Wednesday after tests revealed a meniscus tear for catcher Geovany Soto. Closer Huston Street and left-hander C.J. Wilson are also on the DL, while lefty Tyler Skaggs is recovering from Tommy John surgery and left bicep tendinitis.