The ‘Freak’ was given that name for a reason – not only due to his odd ability to flex into weird positions, but the fact that he could do things so many pitchers couldn’t, like not practice (at least throw off a mound) during the offseason and be a Cy Young Award winner.
Of course, the former Giants ace has been unable to find that same success in recent seasons and wanting to make sure he returned to form, Lincecum decided to make a change.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner rented a Seattle-based warehouse and installed an artificial pitching mound where he spent a good portion of his offseason staying in shape and training.
Per Alex Pavlovic:
Lincecum rented a warehouse this offseason, bought a portable mound and threw to friends. Said, “I feel strong. I’m pretty confident.”
Lincecum made his first throws of the Spring (at least from a public standpoint) this morning and looked to be sharp as ever according to manager Bruce Bochy.