Tim Lincecum released by Texas Rangers
The Texas Rangers’ Tim Lincecum experiment did not work out.
The Rangers announced that they have released Lincecum. The 33-year-old was signed at the end of spring training and was trying to work towards making the MLB roster during some time in the minor leagues, but he did not perform well.
In 12.2 innings at Triple-A, Lincecum allowed 14 hits, 9 walks, 12 runs (8 earned) and struck out 10. He simply did not pitch well enough to warrant the Rangers adding him to their roster.
Some other team could try to give him a shot, but based on how much he struggled this year and in his last MLB season in 2016, him being an effective pitcher in the majors again would be a longshot.