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Texas Rangers signing of Tim Lincecum delayed for personal reasons

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Per Levi Weaver, the Rangers’ signing of free agent pitcher Tim Lincecum is delayed due to a death in the family

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The Texas Rangers and pitcher Tim Lincecum reportedly reached an agreement on a one year deal earlier this week, but there has been no formal announcement or official signing yet. Levi Weaver says that the reason for the delay is because of Lincecum dealing with a death in his family.

Lincecum, 33, was out of baseball last year after struggling in 2016 with the Anaheim Angels. The Rangers had reportedly agreed on a one year major league deal worth $1 million plus incentives, with Lincecum expect to work in a relief role and potentially be the team’s closer.

No word yet on when the signing will be official. Since the Rangers’ 40 man roster is full, once Lincecum is signed, the Rangers will have to make a move to clear a 40 man roster spot for him.