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Giants feeling Freaky

Lincecum agrees to two-year deal worth $35M

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POSTED October 22, 2013 8:59 p.m.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.

The deal is pending a physical, which had yet to be scheduled. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause in the new deal.

General manager Brian Sabean said when the season ended that among his top priorities was bringing back the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, who also indicated he cherishes familiarity and wanted stay with the only club he has known. He pitched the Game 5 clincher in the 2010 World Series at Texas, then shifted to the bullpen and became a reliable reliever during the Giants’ 2012 run to their second title in three years. He pitched a no-hitter July 13 at San Diego.

The 29-year-old Lincecum just completed a $40.5 million, two-year contract.

Lincecum has had losing records in each of the past three seasons but manager Bruce Bochy has expressed encouragement with the pitcher’s progress to make changes to not only his delivery and mechanics but also his between-start routine and fitness.

Lincecum went 10-14 with a 4.37 ERA and 193 strikeouts in 32 starts. Nicknamed The Freak, Lincecum is 89-70 with a 3.46 ERA over seven major league seasons.

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