SEATTLE -- Tim Lincecum has been designated for assignment by the Los Angeles Angels a day after the two-time Cy Young Award winner allowed six runs in the first inning.
The Angels made the move prior to Saturday's game against Seattle. Lincecum was 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts with Los Angeles in his return from left hip surgery last September.
The longtime Giant pitched in his hometown for just the second time in his career Friday, and it proved the final straw for the Angels. He barely made it out of the first inning, allowing six runs and seven hits in 3 1/3 innings in a 6-4 loss. It was the sixth time Lincecum allowed at least four earned runs this season.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the club hopes Lincecum will accept an assignment to Triple-A and that his pitching issues can't be solved in the majors.
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