Lincecum scratched with blister on finger

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum was scratched from a start against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday because of a blister on his right middle finger.

Lincecum allowed three runs and four hits in an inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday during his first spring training start of the year.

Yusmeiro Petit took Lincecum’s place Saturday. Lincecum said he didn’t think the injury was serious; he planned to still play catch.

A two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, Lincecum went 10-15 with a 5.18 ERA last year and was shifted to the bullpen in the postseason.