Giants’ Tim Lincecum is hit on elbow by line drive

Tim Lincecum, DaveGroeschner, Bruce Bochy

Tim Lincecum has struggled to stay healthy this season.

(George Nikitin / Associated Press)

Right-hander Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants was hit in his pitching elbow by a line drive Saturday and left the game against Colorado at AT&T Park.

Lincecum was struck by DJ LeMahieu’s liner in the second inning. The ball deflected to first baseman Buster Posey, who threw home to get Chris Rusin trying to score.

Lincecum walked around the mound after being hit and quickly exited.

Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen leaves after getting hit


Center fielder Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates left the game against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning after getting hit in the left elbow with a fastball from Julio Teheran.

X-rays were negative and the team said McCutchen would be reevaluated Sunday.

It was the 48th career hit-by-pitch for McCutchen and the eighth this season.

Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton hit Andrelton Simmons in a foot in the second inning, drawing a warning from plate umpire John Tumpane.


Astros pitcher Brett Oberholtzer is ejected

Left-hander Brett Oberholtzer of the Houston Astros was ejected in the second inning for throwing at Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees.

Oberholtzer threw inside on Rodriguez, who jumped out of the way.

The Yankees led, 6-0, at the time of the ejection. After exiting, Oberholtzer threw his glove against the dugout wall.

Johan Santana gives up comeback effort

Left-hander Johan Santana, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, has abandoned his comeback bid with the Toronto Blue Jays.

General Manager Alex Anthopoulos said that a toe infection was the primary factor in Santana’s decision. He said Santana plans to pitch in winter ball.

Santana, 36, hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2012, with the New York Mets. He signed a minor league deal with Toronto in February but never appeared in a game at any level.


He sat out 2011 and 2013 after shoulder surgeries. He signed a minor league deal with Baltimore in 2014, but his season ended last June after a torn Achilles’ tendon.

Santana is 139-78 with a 3.20 earned-run average in 12 major league seasons. He was the AL Cy Young winner with Minnesota in 2004 and 2006.