AP source: LA Angels closing in on deal to sign Tim Lincecum
The Los Angeles Angels are closing in on a deal to sign two-time Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum, a free agent trying to come back from hip surgery, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because no deal had been announced.
Lincecum tossed 41 pitches on May 6 for about three dozen scouts representing nearly every major league club in Scottsdale, Arizona, the spring training home of the San Francisco Giants. That's the only team the 31-year-old right-hander has ever pitched for.
Lincecum won the NL Cy Young Award in 2008 and 2009.
The Angels have been hard-hit by injuries early in the season.
AP Sports Writer Beth Harris in Los Angeles contributed to this report.