The San Francisco Giants are not ruling out a reunion with two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum.
General manager Bobby Evans said the team would be interested in bringing back the 33-year-old right-hander after Lincecum's encouraging performance during a Thursday outing for a number of major league teams.
"It's up to the competition of what clubs are bidding on him, and I can't speak to that yet," Evans said Friday, per NBC Sports Bay Area. "It's early. We obviously are all rooting for Timmy. Selfishly, anything he does, we would love for it to be in a Giants uniform, but sometimes opportunities on the business side dictate otherwise. But we're always rooting for him."
Lincecum, who turns 34 in June, is attempting to return to the majors after spending nine seasons with the Giants, winning three World Series titles and making four All-Star teams. He last pitched in the majors in 2016, going 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts with the Los Angeles Angels.
Lincecum's fastball hovered around 88 mph his last two seasons, but Evans told USA Today he was consistently reaching 92 mph during the workout for a about 20 scouts.
"I think there will be a number of clubs interested, so we'll just have to see how he weighs his options and go from there,'' Evans said. "He has to make a business decision in terms of where he goes, and I don't think it's any sleight on us if he chooses somewhere else. But he certainly has interest from a lot of people in this organization."
Lincecum has pitched just 114 2/3 innings in the last three years after averaging 220 from 2008-11.
"He looked strong. His fastball (velocity) was good," Evans said of what a scout told him of the workout. "His breaking stuff had some good depth to it. Obviously, he looks like he's in great shape. Clearly, he'd worked really hard to get to this point. His opportunities will come for him. Let's see how it plays out. We're very hopeful for him whether it's with us or somebody else."
--Field Level Media