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|Posted: Tue May 3rd, 2016 08:30 pm||
|The Freak can still attract a lot of eyeballs.
Free-agent right-hander Tim Lincecum is set to showcase himself to around 20 teams at Scottsdale Stadium in Arizona on Friday, reports MLB Network's Jon Heyman.
Lincecum's showcase is so popular that ESPN is reportedly hoping to televise it.
Heyman lists Lincecum's former club, the San Francisco Giants, as one of the teams interested in his services.
The Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Miami Marlins, Texas Rangers, and Houston Astros are all expected to attend as well, according to Heyman.
The two-time Cy Young winner is seeking a starting job after recovering from hip surgery and recently had his fastball consistently sitting in the 90-91 mph range.
With a glut of teams dealing with injuries to starting pitchers, the 31-year-old likely has a good chance to earn a job if he can prove he's healthy enough to replicate his performance from years prior.
Lincecum made 15 starts for the Giants last season, posting a 4.13 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 76 1/3 innings of work.
Over nine years in the bigs, the four-time All-Star owns a record of 108-83 with a 3.61 ERA while striking out 9.3 hitters per nine innings.