July 29, 2016; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) returns to the dugout following the top of the first inning against Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Bochy Says Giants Have Not Discussed Lincecum Reunion, But Is Open To Idea

By Karl Buscheck

June 06, 2018 - 12:50 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (95.7 THE GAME) - The day after the Texas Rangers released former Giant hero Tim Lincecum, manager Bruce Bochy told 95.7 The Game that he has not discussed the idea of a reunion with the right-hander with his front office bosses — execuctive VP Brian Sabean and GM Bobby Evans — but that he would be open to the idea.

“Well, yeah. I would consider that. Sure,” Bochy said.

The Rangers cut ties with Lincecum on Monday after his 30-day rehab assignment for a blister expired. Lincecum ran up a 5.68 ERA in 10 appearances, surrendering 23 base runners in 12.2 innings. He also struck out 10.

“I don’t know where Timmy’s at, what the reports are. I saw the numbers," Bochy added. "But he’s somebody that’s dear to all of our hearts. So, it’s not something we’ve talked about but I did see where he was released.”

“I don’t know where his head’s at, but I would always have a spot for Timmy — somewhere. We don’t have a spot here but I’m saying as far as ever needing anything. He’s somebody that’s pretty special.”