07/27/11 8:18 PM ET
Ailing Lincecum hoping to rejoin rotation soon
By Chris Haft / MLB.com
Lincecum's illness will not force any of the starters to pitch on short rest, due to Monday's scheduled off-day. Ryan Vogelsong and Madison Bumgarner can fill in for Lincecum on Thursday and Friday, respectively, if necessary. The Giants won't need a fifth starter until Saturday in Cincinnati.Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that he and the club's medical staff won't determine Lincecum's pitching status until Thursday.
"We're hopeful that he's going to gain his strength back and be able to go [Thursday]," Bochy said. "... Obviously we don't want him pitching if he's washed out."
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.