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Tim Lincecum expected to sign as setup option

Lincecum could prove to be valuable for the Marlins.

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Miami reportedly still remains interested in Tim Lincecum, who is expected to sign as a reliever, according to ESPN's Jim Bowden.

Tim Lincecum scouting report from scout in attendance: "He threw 41 pitches mostly 89/91 looked healthy profiles as middle or set - up reliever Value in the 1.5m range on 1-year deal for me"

Lincecum could prove to be a valuable addition to the Marlins' bullpen, since it is a unit that is already without Carter Capps and Mike Dunn.

Before the end of Spring Training, the Marlins were thought to be interested in Lincecum. However, at that point, the thought of signing Lincecum could have been considered in the context of giving the club starting depth.

Although Miami's starters have had success of late, the bullpen has still been taxed. A.J. Ramos has been called upon regularly, and Manager Don Mattingly has been forced to use several relievers in different roles to this point in 2016.

Adding Lincecum to the bullpen mix could prove to be beneficial for the Marlins, but they might not be open to paying him $1.5 million for a season.

Miami did watch him throw, which could factor into that decision.

Lincecum, 31, pitched to a 4.13 ERA and 4.29 FIP over 76.1 innings with San Francisco last season.