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Giants: Tim Lincecum undergoes arthroscopic left hip surgery

San Francisco Giants Tim Lincecum, center and Hunter Pence, foreground sit in the dugout during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in San Francisco.
San Francisco Giants Tim Lincecum, center and Hunter Pence, foreground sit in the dugout during a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals during the ninth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, in San Francisco. AP

The Giants announced that right-hander Tim Lincecum underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left hip Thursday morning and will miss the remainder of the season.

Lincecum had the surgery performed by Dr. Marc Philippon at the Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colo., the Giants said in a statement. The team said Lincecum was "resting comfortably and is expected to begin his rehab in the next few days in preparation for the 2016 season."

Lincecum, 31, has not pitched since June when he was struck by a line drive on the forearm. It was later revealed Lincecum has a degenerative condition in his hips that limits his flexibility and movement when pitching.

A two-time Cy Young Award winner who has thrown two no-hitters and won three World Series with the Giants, Lincecum was having another up-and-down season before going on the DL, posting a 7-4 record and 4.13 ERA in 15 starts. Lincecum is headed for free agency after this season, spurring the question of whether he has thrown his last pitch in a Giants uniform.

Giants medical staff was expected to address reporters regarding Lincecum’s status at Coors Field on Thursday afternoon before the team’s game against the Colorado Rockies.

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