Oct 22 (Reuters) - Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum has agreed to a reported $35 million two-year deal to stay with the San Francisco Giants, according to local media on Tuesday.
"We see the difference that your starting pitching can make in a make-or-break September or postseason," Giants assistant general manager Bobby Evans told the San Francisco Chronicle.
"The reality is that Tim is a big part of that."
The 29-year-old, who won the World Series in 2010 and 2012, enjoyed a sparkling start to his career in San Francisco but is struggling to recapture his best form.
He won back-to-back National League Cy Young awards in 2008 and 2009 but has not enjoyed a winning season on the mound since 2010.
Lincecum went 10-14 this past season with a 4.37 ERA. (Writing by Jahmal Corner in Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford)