San Francisco Giants righty Tim Lincecum will miss the rest of the season following hip surgery. Team general manager Bobby Evans confirmed the news to KNBR on Thursday morning.

Lincecum hasn't pitched for the club since June 27. He left that start after being hit in the forearm with a line drive. As Lincecum was recovering from that injury, he was diagnosed with a degenerative hip condition. He reportedly suffered a setback recently, which led Lincecum to seek a second opinion on his hips. It was recommended that he undergo surgery to fix the issue.Further complicating issues is the fact that Lincecum is in the final cheap tim lincecum t-shirt year of his contract. In a little more than a month, he'll officially be a free agent. Given his recent struggles, and cheap tim lincecum caps now this injury, it's possible that Lincecum's time as a member of the Giants has come to an end.

If so, that would be sad. Lincecum hasn't been a top of the line starter since 2011, but, boy, his peak seasons were incredible. After an average debut in 2007, Lincecum exploded onto the scene during his sophomore season.

He instantly became cheap san francisco giants tim lincecum jerseys one of the best, and one of the most entertaining, starters in the game. cheap tim lincecum jerseys online Despite his size, Lincecum pumped a fastball that averaged 94 mph early in his career. His unorthodox, yet strangely beautiful, delivery was delightful to watch. Combine these traits, and it's no surprise Lincecum earned the nickname "The Freak."

The awards speak for wholesale tim lincecum jerseys china themselves. Lincecum won two straight Cy Young Awards during his first two full seasons in the majors. He made the All-Star game four straight years. During that period, Lincecum posted a 2.81 ERA over 881 2/3 innings. He struck out an incredible 977 batters.

Then, injuries and ineffectiveness started to creep in. Lincecum's fastball velocity, which was already declining, averaged just more than 90 mph in 2012. His walk and home-run rate jumped, leading to a 5.18 cheap tim lincecum socks ERA. Lincecum was somewhat able to salvage his poor season by turning into a relief ace in the playoffs as the Giants won their second World Series championship in three seasons, though.

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