Tim Lincecum stays in San Francisco with new $35 million contract

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SAN FRANCISCO — Tim Lincecum is staying put with the San Francisco Giants just as he hoped, reaching agreement Tuesday on a $35 million, two-year contract through the 2015 season.

The deal is pending a physical, which hadn’t been set. Lincecum has a full no-trade clause.

General manager Brian Sabean said when the season ended that among his top priorities was bringing back the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, who also indicated he cherishes familiarity and wanted stay with the only club he has known. He pitched the Game 5 clincher in the 2010 World Series at Texas, then shifted to the bullpen and became a reliable reliever during the Giants‘ 2012 run to their second title in three years.

Sabean wanted to lock up Lincecum’s deal before he hit free agency.

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