Mar 10, 2014; Scottsdale, AZ, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum in the dugout during the game against the Chicago Cubs at Scottsdale Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Rumors: Tim Lincecum may miss San Francisco Giants start

The San Francisco Giants were hopeful that Tim Lincecum would be able to take his place on the mound Thursday against the Arizona Diamondback after he was hit in the leg by a comebacker in his final Spring Training start.

Thankfully Lincecum’s knee seems to be recovering well, but his stomach, not so much. According to Kate Scott, Lincecum has come down with a nasty case of food poisoning and spent the vast majority of Tuesday night throwing up.

Dave Righetti tells @KNBR that Tim Lincecum was throwing up last night. Not sure if he’ll start on Thursday. #SFGiants#MLB

Lincecum wasn’t exactly sharp this Spring and the fact that he’s throwing in a bandbox against the offensively charged Arizona Diamondbacks, that doens’t look overly promising for the Giants – even when Lincecum is healthy.

If Lincecum is unable to pitch (or the Giants simply want to give him a bit more rest), Ryan Vogelsong would move up in the rotation while Lincecum would likely be pushed back to Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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