Lincecum reportedly has guaranteed offer

February 19th, 2018

has a guaranteed Major League contract offer, according to SB Nation's Grant Brisbee.

Lincecum, a two-time National League Cy Young Award winner who hasn't pitched in the Majors since 2016 with the Angels, reportedly hit 93 mph with his fastball during a showcase for about 20 scouts outside Seattle on Thursday.

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The 33-year-old right-hander was a four-time NL All-Star in nine seasons with the Giants, whom he helped win three World Series championships in 2010, '12 and '14. His final season with San Francisco was cut short when he underwent hip surgery to repair a torn labrum in '15.

From 2008-11, Lincecum posted a 2.81 ERA with 10.0 K/9 innings with the Giants, becoming the first pitcher in MLB history to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards in his first two full seasons (2008-09). He gave up one run on three hits over eight innings, striking out 10 Rangers in San Francisco's title-clinching victory in Game 5 of the 2010 World Series, the franchise's first championship since moving from New York in 1958.

The Angels signed Lincecum to a one-year deal in May 2016, and he made nine starts over which he posted a 9.16 ERA. His fastball velocity averaged 88.4 mph, down from a mid-90s fastball he featured when he first arrived in the big leagues.

In Thursday's showcase, a source told's Mark Feinsand that the diminutive Lincecum had a new physique, looking "ripped," without "an ounce of fat on him."