It remains unclear whether Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, can still be that kind of pitcher. But the Padres aren't the only team interested in finding out. More than half the league is expected to attend Lincecum's glorified bullpen session.
Lincecum no-hit the Padres in both 2013 and '14. He posted a 4.13 ERA in 15 starts last season before requiring left hip surgery. On Friday, Lincecum will first need to prove that he's put any lingering effects from that surgery in the past.
Despite the buzz created by the event, Green himself will not be watching.
"I've seen him before," said Green who spent time in the D-backs organization as both a player and a coach over the past decade. "I used to have nightmares about him for a while."
Morrow to remain in El Paso
Right-hander Brandon Morrow was hit hard in his start for Triple-A El Paso on Wednesday night, allowing five earned runs on eight hits in four innings.
Morrow, who underwent shoulder surgery last August, will remain in El Paso for the time being. He hasn't looked sharp yet at the Minor League level, and there simply isn't a place for him in the Padres' current rotation.
"You're waiting for him to really hit his stride, and also, I don't think there's a rush to get any of these guys out of the rotation right now," Green said. "They're all throwing, collectively, very well."
Injured IFs nearing rehab games
Injured Padres infielders Yangervis Solarte (right hamstring strain), Cory Spangenberg (left quad strain) and Alexi Amarista (right hamstring strain) are close to heading out for rehab stints, according to Green.
Amarista will likely be the first to do so, and that could come as soon as next week. Spangenberg is likely the furthest from returning.