Tim Lincecum's last pitch in the big leagues came on Saturday, June 27 against the Rockies.
That might be the last time Giants fans get to see Lincecum take the mound at AT&T Park in Orange and Black.
According to the Bay Area News Group's Andrew Baggarly, Lincecum suffered a setback while rehabbing his hip and back injuries in Arizona.
Lincecum has been on the disabled list since June 28 after taking a line-drive off his right forearm. Soon after, he was diagnosed with a degenerative condition in his hips.
But Lincecum told Baggarly that his hips locked up last week while throwing at the Giants' complex in Arizona.
“It’s definitely frustrating but I’ve got to find a way to move forward. The training staff is definitely doing their best to help me out. … (The shots) aren’t taking hold the way we had hoped. I don’t know. It’s a band-aid situation. To be honest, we’re trying to explore as many options as we can,” Lincecum told Baggarly.
Is Lincecum considering surgery?
“I have my ears open to everything,” Lincecum said.
According to Baggarly, Lincecum had an MRI taken of his hip and he's awaiting the results.
So, has the free agent-to-be thrown his last pitch in a Giants' uniform?
“I really don’t know. I mean, I hope not. I can’t predict the future. I have good days and bad days. The bad days are outshining the good ones,” Lincecum revealed to Baggarly.
Prior to Sunday's series finale against the Cardinals, Giants manager Bruce Bochy met with reporters and was asked if Lincecum had suffered a setback.
"Not really a setback. Just the hip issue is still there. He hasn't made the progress we had hoped. I think he's getting another opinion," Bochy said.
"Best thing I can tell you is he's not close. We'll see where we are in the next day with Timmy."
Bochy was asked if Lincecum was dealing with pain on a daily basis.
"No, I don't think it's daily pain. Just tightness and feels restricted when he's throwing," Bochy said.
On July 20, Bochy told reporters that Lincecum has been dealing with a degenerative hip issue.
"There's some stuff going on there," Bochy said at the time. "Degenerative things, which is normal with athletes."
On August 1, Lincecum was confident that he was on the right path to returning to the mound this season.
“Definitely. With the way things have been progressing and the way my throwing program has been going, I don’t see any reason why not,” Lincecum said.
But with one month remaining in the 2015 regular season and the recent news, the possibility of Lincecum pitching again this year appears doubtful.