San Francisco Giants injury updates: Latest news on Joe Panik, Angel Pagan, Tim Hudson and Tim Lincecum
Sep 13, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Hudson (17) left is replaced by relief pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) right in the second inning of their MLB baseball game with the Los Angeles Dodgers at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Update: Thursday, August 27
The Tims are both scheduled to rejoin the team when rosters expand on Sept. 1, but there’s an outside chance that one gets an early call-up to start in place on Matt Cain on Sunday.
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Tim Lincecum (hips)
Degenerative hips put Timmy on the shelf for an indefinite period of time, but word is he’s making progress:
It appears he will be able to avoid going under the knife as well:
Lincecum will likely rejoin the team for a few low-pressure relief appearances after rosters expand. For now, he will focus on getting back to 100 percent.
Tim Hudson (shoulder…and more)
Update: Saturday, August 15
Hudson looked good in his first rehab start for Single-A San Jose, pitching 2.2 scoreless while striking out two. The righty will likely keep his pitch count down in future appearances as he ramps up for a potential bullpen gig.
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Hudson was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday, July 31 to make room for the newly-acquired Mike Leake. The injury?
Translation: an accumulation of old-man maladies he could play through if needed. Officially: a shoulder strain.
Huddy could do well in a bullpen role, but just like Lincecum, he’s going to have to wait until September. Barring another injury, the Giants are set with Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit as their long-men.