LOS ANGELES (AP) — First baseman Andrew Vaughn has won USA Baseball's Golden Spikes Award as the top amateur baseball player, the first University of California player to earn the honor.
Vaughn earned the 2018 Pac-12 Player of the Year award, hitting .402 in his sophomore season with 14 doubles, a school-recording tying 23 homers and 63 RBIs.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tim Lincecum won't be making a major league comeback with the Texas Rangers, who had signed the two-time NL Cy Young winner during spring training with plans for him to be a reliever.
The Rangers granted Lincecum his unconditional release Tuesday after the end of his 30-day rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock.
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Tim Lincecum made his first rehab appearance with the Texas Rangers' Triple-A team on Monday night, 21 months after his last big league start.
Lincecum allowed two runs and struck out two while pitching the fifth inning for Round Rock against the Iowa Cubs.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — After wearing No. 55 for his entire major league career, Tim Lincecum will switch to 44 with the Texas Rangers in honor of his late older brother.
AP source: Tim Lincecum in discussions with Rangers
Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is deep in negotiations with the Texas Rangers on a one-year contract, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions said.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no deal had been reached. The 33-year-old Lincecum pitched in a showcase for major league teams, executives and scouts earlier this month near his hometown of Seattle.
The Freak appears ready to mount another big league comeback.
Tim Lincecum accepts demotion to Angels’ Triple-A team
CHICAGO (AP) — Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum has accepted a demotion to the Los Angeles Angels' Triple-A team.
The Angels announced Tuesday that Lincecum plans to report to Salt Lake City this week, where he will be a starter.
"It's impossible to practice the things he's working on at the major league level," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said before their game against the Chicago Cubs. "This is not a trial and error theater here. You have to be...
Lincecum designated for assignment by Angels
SEATTLE (AP) — Tim Lincecum was designated for assignment on Saturday by the Los Angeles Angels, bringing into question the professional future for the two-time Cy Young Award winner.
The Angels made the move a day after Lincecum allowed six runs in the first inning of a 6-4 loss to Seattle. Lincecum is 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts with Los Angeles in his return from left hip surgery last September.
Lincecum signed a $2.5 million, one-year contract with the...
You dont have to make headline-grabbing deals to be successful at the trade deadline. Thats how the Twins operated last week, and it could set them up nicely in the near future.
And the Twins did it by going away from their philosophy in recent trade deadline years in which they sold low on underperforming players and received little in return.
This time, the Twins sold high. Infielder Eduardo Nunez was having a career year, and interim General Manager Rob Antony...
SEATTLE (AP) — Mike Zunino admitted that a year ago when he was struggling at the plate, he would have gotten too aggressive and chased one of the pitches out of the strike zone being offered by Tim Lincecum.
With more confidence and command of the zone, Zunino made Lincecum deliver a strike — and in turn delivered a decisive blow for the Mariners.
Zunino capped Seattle's six-run first inning with a three-run home run off Lincecum, and the Mariners held on for a...
Lincecum struggles again, Angels lose 6-2 to Red Sox
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Tim Lincecum is still trying to figure things out, and the Los Angeles Angels are content to let him work through it.
Lincecum (2-5) continued to struggle in his comeback attempt, giving up four earned runs and five hits with four walks in the Angels' 6-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Friday night. He was removed after giving up a home run to Jackie Bradley Jr. — his 16th — to lead off the sixth.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rick Porcello pitched a five-hitter for his first complete game since 2014, Xander Bogaerts homered and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 6-2 on Friday night.
Porcello (14-2) struck out three while winning his sixth straight start — also for the first time since 2014 — and eighth consecutive decision. He became the majors' fourth 14-game winner, joining Baltimore's Chris Tillman, the Chicago White Sox's...