Marlins among 15 teams at Lincecum's workout
Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner eyeing 2018 comeback
JUPITER, Fla. -- The Marlins were among the reported 15 teams, represented by 20 scouts, that attended Timothy Lincecum's workout on Thursday at the Driveline Baseball facility in Kent, Wash.
Miami is exploring all options, and Lincecum, who won two National League Cy Young Awards while playing for the Giants, could be a possibility.
Earlier Thursday, Marlins president of baseball operations Michael Hill told reporters at MLB's Spring Training Media Day that the team is "looking for ways to improve our talent pool."
"I mentioned at our FanFest [last Saturday] that we're exploring to see if there might be any last-minute bargains, and I would say we're still in that process," Hill said. "No decisions have been made, but we're monitoring the market to see if there's anything that makes sense."
• Lincecum back? Righty hits 93 mph for scouts
Lincecum is making a comeback attempt after not playing in the Majors in 2017. Reportedly, the 33-year-old's fastball was between 90-93 mph. The right-hander last pitched in a big league game while with the Angels in '16.
Lincecum won the NL Cy Young in 2008 and '09. He underwent hip surgery in 2015.
In the first two days of Spring Training, Marlins manager Don Mattingly said the only locks to make the rotation are Dan Straily and Jose Urena. Left-hander Jarlin Garcia is a strong possibility after the club announced he is being switched from a reliever to a starter.
The Marlins are also in the market for an experienced outfielder to assist in the development of prospects Lewis Brinson and Magneuris Sierra. Brinson and Sierra project to be big parts of the Marlins' future. If either isn't ready to be with the club on Opening Day, Miami would like to have at least another experienced veteran.
Melky Cabrera and Jonathan Jay are possibilities, while it's unlikely the Marlins will seriously pursue Jose Bautista.
Miami is seeking an outfielder who is versatile enough to play center and a corner spot.