|Feb. 27 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)3:37 PM CT-A person with knowledge of the negotiations says two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Lincecum is in discussions with the Texas Rangers on a one-year deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Tuesday because no contract had been reached. The 33-year-old Lincecum pitched in a showcase for major league teams, executives and scouts earlier this month near his hometown of Seattle.
Analysis: He hasn't pitched in the majors since a disappointing nine-start stint in 2016 with the Angels. Texas would likely consider him for a bullpen role, perhaps as a closer. In 2015, Lincecum went 7-4 with a 4.13 ERA in 15 starts for San Francisco after throwing no-hitters - both against San Diego - in July 2013 and June `14. In nine seasons with the Giants, he helped San Francisco win three World Series titles - in 2010, `12 and `14.