SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that he would support a reunion between Timothy Lincecum and the Giants, though no room exists for the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner on the current pitching staff. The Rangers, who were considering using Lincecum as a reliever, released him
SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that he would support a reunion between Timothy Lincecum and the Giants, though no room exists for the two-time National League Cy Young Award winner on the current pitching staff. The Rangers, who were considering using Lincecum as a reliever, released him on Tuesday.
Bochy emphasized that he and the Giants' hierarchy have not discussed signing Lincecum, who starred for San Francisco from 2007-15. However, Bochy added, "He's somebody who's dear to all of our hearts. I would always have a spot for Timmy somewhere, [though] we don't have a spot here. ... But as far as ever needing anything, he's someone pretty special."
Wilson to join Giants Wall of Fame
In a sense, "The Beard" will remain unshaven forever.
That's a grandiose way of saying that Brian Wilson, who gained almost as much attention for his facial hair as he did for his effectiveness as the Giants' closer during their World Series championship-winning season in 2010, will join the club's Wall of Fame on Saturday, July 28.
Right-handers Player Page for Matt Cain and Ryan Vogelsong, who were previously announced as Wall honorees, will join Wilson during the ceremonies that will precede the 6:05 p.m. PT game against Milwaukee. Plaques dedicated to each of them will be installed among those of the 49 previous inductees on AT&T Park's exterior wall along King Street.
Wilson, 36, was a three-time National League All-Star during his 2006-12 tenure with the Giants. He ranks third on San Francisco's all-time saves list with 171, trailing Robb Nen (206) and Rod Beck (199).
Bochy called Wilson's distinction "well-deserved."
Bochy added, "I'm sure it's a proud moment for him. I'm happy for him."
Wall of Fame honorees must have played a minimum of nine seasons for the Giants, or at least five years with one All-Star Game selection, since the franchise's move to San Francisco in 1958.
First baseman Brandon Belt, sidelined for approximately three weeks with appendicitis, showed up at AT&T Park and performed cardiovascular exercises for 45 minutes, Bochy said.
Chris Haft has covered the Giants since 2005, and for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat and listen to his podcast.