Mar 12, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) throws during the fourth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: After being hit by comebacker, Tim Lincecum likely to make next start

The San Francisco Giants got a Spring Training scare this past week when starting pitcher Tim Lincecum was drilled by a comebacker in the leg.

X-ray’s on the Freak were thankfully negative, so nothing was broken – though that didn’t mean Lincecum was completely out of the woods given the pain he was in.

That said, it’s expected that Lincecum will be ready to make his season debut as scheduled.

A day after taking a sharp liner off the inside of his left knee, Lincecum anticipated making his scheduled start Thursday in Arizona. He was diagnosed with a bruise after x-rays were negative.

“I’ve got to listen to them,” Lincecum said of Giants trainers, “but right now I feel I should be fine.”

Lincecum will be behind both Madison Bumgarner and Matt Cain in the San Francisco Giants rotation, so he’ll have a few extra days to bounce back.

He has been seen walking without a limp, so it appears disaster was avoided for both Lincecum and San Francisco.

Assuming there are no issues, Lincecum will debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday.

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