Lincecum spent the first nine years of his career with the Giants and hasn’t pitched since last June due to hip surgery. He has a 108-83 record with a 3.61 ERA along with a pair of Cy Young awards, four All-Star Game selections, and is a three-time World Series champion.
Los Angeles has a pressing need to add pitching with a handful of starting pitchers on the disabled list. Garrett Richards is out for the season due to a torn ulnar collateral ligament that will likely require Tommy John surgery.
C.J. Wilson is currently on the 60-day disabled list due to left shoulder tendinitis and is scheduled for a three-inning simulated game on Monday. Tyler Skaggs is still recovering from Tommy John surgery, and Andrew Heaney is dealing with forearm and elbow problems.
Although Lincecum has been a shadow of himself over the last four seasons, he could bring immediate help their starting rotation. The Angels’ starters currently rank 22nd in ERA (4.73), 25th in wins (nine), 27th in opponent batting average (.278), and 24th in strikeouts (164).