Tim Lincecum turns to dad in an effort to regain form

Feb 19, 2015 7:10 PM by Ross Field

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Tim Lincecum decided that the best way to regain the form that led to two NL Cy Young Awards was to acknowledge father knows best. And that wasn't easy.

Lincecum enters his ninth season with the San Francisco Giants projected as the No. 5 starter this year. To earn that spot, he'll have to show he's fixed his complicated mechanics and put behind three straight seasons of ERAs over 4.00.

In search of answers, Lincecum returned home to suburban Seattle in the offseason and worked with his father. Chris Lincecum put his son on a throwing regimen of 50 sessions. And Tim let his hair grow long again.

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