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.
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:
- Matt Kawahara