Tim Lincecum 'definitely' ready to join Angels after Fresno stint
Tim Lincecum says he is "definitely" ready to get back to the majors and help the Los Angeles Angels.
While it was nice being back in Fresno, where he played before becoming a star with the San Francisco Giants, Lincecum told reporters that his three starts with the Salt Lake Bees have him prepared for major league action.
Lincecum threw a gem for the Bees on Sunday, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning before giving up just one hit against the Fresno Grizzlies. He finished the day with eight strikeouts and one walk in seven scoreless innings.
He recalled his time with the Grizzlies and compared it to his current minor league stint after the game.
"It's a little different," he said, comparing this to his previous time in Fresno. "I'm in a different place. I'm not trying to make my path anymore, I'm trying to re-create it. I feel like the three starts I had definitely got me ready."
Lincecum agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Angels last month and hasn't pitched in the majors since June 2015 while recovering from hip surgery.
His first start could come this weekend against the Oakland A's if he's indeed called up.