Timmy and the Giants Make a Deal
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 09: Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants looks on against the San Diego Padres during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on September 9, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Updated at 11:12 AM PDT on Saturday, Feb 13, 2010
Tim Lincecum and the San Francisco Giants have reached a preliminary agreement on a $23 million, two-year contract, avoiding an arbitration hearing.
The two-time reigning NL Cy Young Award winner had been set to ask for an arbitration-record $13 million salary for 2010 during a hearing Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla. Lincecum's agreement, which also includes performance bonuses, is subject to a physical.
The 25-year-old right-hander said last week he thought the Giants might bring up his offseason marijuana arrest in Washington state during a hearing, but insisted there would be no hard feelings.
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Published at 8:49 AM PDT on Feb 12, 2010
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