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Free agent Tim Lincecum hopes to throw for scouts in January

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San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum injured something in his lower body pitching against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning in game 2 of the World Series at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on October 22, 2014. San Francisco holds a 1-0 series lead over Kansas City. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum injured something in his lower body pitching against the Kansas City Royals during the eighth inning in game 2 of the World Series at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on October 22, 2014. San Francisco holds a 1-0 series lead over Kansas City. UPI/Kevin Dietsch | License Photo

Two-time National League Cy Young Award winner Tim Lincecum is ahead of schedule with his rehab from hip surgery that took place in September.

The 31-year-old Lincecum who has spent his entire career with the San Francisco Giants is a free agent this offseason.

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He reportedly will be healthy enough to throw for scouts in January.

Last season, the right-hander made 15 starts and compiled a 7-4 record with a 4.13 ERA. He also recorded a career-low 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

His hip condition was linked to a drop in velocity.

Yahoo Sports reports Lincecum has been rehabbing in Arizona. Lincecum knows believes he can regain some of the missing velocity from years' past and get back over 90 mph on his fastball.

In nine seasons with the Giants, his record is 108-83 record and he has thrown two no-hitters.

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