Editor's note: The above video is from May 16, 2016.
Tim Lincecum was back in the minors for the second time this season Monday night in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Lincecum, who after just nine starts with the Angels, was designated for assignment on Aug. 6. Three days later, Lincecum accepted his Triple-A assignment as he looks to work his way back to the majors.
With the Angels this year, Lincecum struggled mightily in the first inning, allowing 14 earned runs and four home runs with opponents hitting .422 off of him. That same trend happened for Lincecum as he faced the Round Rock Express.
Lincecum allowed three earned runs on two home runs and a triple in the first inning. The first batter he faced hit a line shot for a triple to start off the game. After retiring two straight, Lincecum then allowed back-to-back blasts from Rangers prospects Ryan Rua and Joey Gallo.
While he initially stumbled out of the gate, Lincecum settled down and didn't allow another run until the fourth inning. Lincecum wound up tossing 4 1/3 innings pitched, allowing four earned runs and struck out four batters as well.
His command continued to be an issue, though. Lincecum walked four batters, throwing 49 strikes to 32 balls on the night.
Lincecum is 2-6 with a 9.16 ERA with the Angels this season. "He hasn't progressed from his first couple starts. He's regressed," Angels manager Mike Scioscia told reporters after the Angels DFA'd him.
The former two-time Cy Young Award winner and Giants ace has allowed 39 earned runs in 38.1 innings pitched this year. Opponents are batting .395 against him while he has only struck out 32 batters and walked 23.
As it stands right now, Lincecum is 110-89 with a 3.74 ERA and has recorded 1736 strikeouts in 1682 innings pitched for his career.