Texas Rangers pitcher Tim Lincecum will start a rehab assignment with the Round Rock Express on Monday, the team announced today. Lincecum is currently on the 60 day disabled list, and is eligible to return on May 28.
Pitchers can spend up to 30 days in the minors on a rehab assignment, and Lincecum, who got a late start to the spring due to signing late and then missing time due to the death of his brother, and who then was slowed by a blister, will probably use most, if not all, of the 30 days available to him.
The 33 year old is trying to bring his pitching career back to life after missing all of the 2017 season. The two time Cy Young Award winner was signed to a one year deal by the Rangers in March, and is expected to work as a reliever this season. Since he is on the 60 day disabled list, when the Rangers are ready to activate him, they will have to clear both a 25 man roster spot and a 40 man roster spot.