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October 22, 2013
Giants, Lincecum agree to terms on two-year deal

The Giants and right-hander Tim Lincecum have agreed to terms on a deal that will keep one of the team's most familiar faces in orange and black for at least the next two seasons.

TIM.jpegThe parties agreed to terms on a two-year deal covering the 2014-15 seasons pending a physical, a team official announced today. The date of the physical is still to be determined.

Terms of the deal were not announced, though multiple outlets reported the deal is for $35 million. Lincecum (pictured), the two-time Cy Young Award winner, is 89-70 with a 3.46 ERA in seven seasons in his career with the Giants and went 10-14 with a 4.37 ERA in 2013.

Lincecum was due to become a free agent for the first time in his career. He went 20-29 over the last two seasons but remained adamant toward the end of this past season that he wants to remain a starter for now and did throw his first career no-hitter against the San Diego Padres in July.

The Giants have now taken care of their top two offseason priorities, per general manager Brian Sabean in his end-of-season news conference. The Giants also inked right fielder Hunter Pence to a five-year deal just before the season ended.

Video: Lincecum celebrates throwing a no-hitter:

Tim Lincecum's career major league statistics.

- Matt Kawahara

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Matt KawaharaMatt Kawahara was born in Sacramento and attended McClatchy High School and UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the independent student paper The Daily Californian. He graduated from Cal in 2010 and started at The Sacramento Bee as a summer intern. He joined The Bee’s sports staff in fall 2011.
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