In need of more arms, the Texas Rangers agreed to a Major League contract with veteran former Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum, a source told the Star-Telegram.
Jon Heyman of Yahoo sports first broke the news.
The Texas Rangers are not commenting on the report. Their players, however, are commenting.
Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields Tweeted, "Tim Lincecum! Get ready to shock the world."
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Lincecum, who will turn 34 in June, did not pitch in 2017. He had been in Arizona to showcase himself in private workouts, and it was reported the Angels, Dodgers, Giants and Rangers were the most interested.
The Rangers were one of the few suitors to offer him a big league contract.
He last pitched for the Angels in 2016 where he posted a 9.16 ERA in 38 1/3 innings. With the San Francisco Giants in 2015, he was diagnosed with a degenerative condition in both hips. He blamed the lack of production in recent seasons on that condition.
He has a career record of 110-89 with 3.74 ERA.
From 2007 to 2015, Lincecum was one of the best starting pitchers in baseball. He won the Cy Young in 2008 and 2009. In the 2010 World Series against the Texas Rangers, he was 2-0 with a 3.29 ERA.
Although he is a career starter, do not rule him out as a reliever for the Rangers. Rangers players who have seen Lincecum said he's put on considerable muscle. He could potentially be a closer.