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Written by Evan Nuckles   
Friday, 27 February 2009 11:26

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Tim Lincecum Inks $650K Deal with Giants

Tim Lincecum agreed to a one year, $650,000 contract with the San Francisco Giants today, following a stellar 2008 season that earned him the Cy Young Award.

According to the Associated Press, the 24-year old Lincecum went 18-5 with a 2.62 ERA last year while striking out a major league-leading 265 batters in 227 innings. In addition, he ranked second in both the National League and the majors in ERA, second in the NL in wins, and third among all starters in winning percentage.
Lincecum made his major league debut on May 6th, 2007, and is likely yo be eligible for salary arbitration following the 2009 season.

Dodgers Sign Mientkiewicz to Minor League Deal

The Los Angeles Dodgers and 34 year old first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz agreed to a minor league contract Thursday.

As reported by the Associated Press, the former 2001 Gold Glove winner leads all active first baseman with a career .996 fielding percentage in 955 games.
The left-handed hitting Mientkiewicz has played for six teams and reached the post season four times during his 11 year major league-career, helping the Red Sox win their first World Series title in 86 years. He also played under current Dodger manager Joe Torre for the Yankees in 2007.

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