San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum was forced to exit a June 27 game against the Colorado Rockies after being struck in the arm by a line drive, suffering a right forearm contusion. As a result, he has been placed on the disabled list.
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John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reported Lincecum threw 50-60 pitches. When asked whether or not he'll return again this season, Lincecum said, "Yeah, definitely. The way things are progressing ... I don't see why not."
Shea also added from Lincecum that he's receiving cortisone shots, has good days and bad and has thrown off flat ground five times.
Manager Bruce Bochy said X-rays on Lincecum's arm were negative June 27, per Pavlovic, who added Lincecum expected to be sore for a few days.
"I was lucky," Lincecum said about not suffering a worse injury, per San Jose Mercury News reporter Andrew Baggarly.
Lincecum allowed three earned runs in 1.2 innings while giving up four hits and walking two before exiting.
He had a rough June, posting a 6.62 ERA in four outings while giving up five runs in less than two innings his last time out against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Lincecum's optimism toward a return is encouraging for a Giants team that just added Mike Leake to its rotation as it continues to make a playoff push.