Right-hander Tim Lincecum accepts demotion to Angels' Triple-A team

CHICAGO -- Two-time NL Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum has accepted a demotion to the Los Angeles Angels' Triple-A team.

The Angels announced Tuesday that Lincecum plans to report to Salt Lake City this week.

The Angels designated Lincecum for assignment Saturday after he went 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA in nine starts since signing on May 20 following left hip surgery. The 32-year-old right-hander had the right to refuse a minor league assignment after no other team claimed him off waivers.

Lincecum signed a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Giants after holding a showcase workout in Arizona for most major league teams.

The Angels also placed right-hander Cam Bedrosian on the 15-day disabled list with a tendinitis in his right middle finger. Right-hander A.J. Achter's contract was selected from Salt Lake City.

And Los Angeles claimed left-hander Brett Oberholtzer off waivers from Philadelphia.
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