After rumours surfaced that the New York Giants may be set to trade Tim Lincecum, general manager Brian Sabean has been moved to assure his pitcher of his future at the club. 

Sabean denies that Lincecum is set for a move away from New York, despite speculation that the 29-year-old could be used as part of a trade deal. 

Sabean, speaking to ESPN, said: "I expect Timmy to be in a Giant uniform.

"I find it hard to believe that he'd pitch elsewhere this year."

That will come as good news for Lincecum who has made his desire to stay at the Giants no secret. 

He is a free agent at the end of the season, but is happy to be part of the Giants team at the minute - hinting that he would like a longer deal. 

"I've always had a great time here in San Francisco," Lincecum said. "I hope to see that go further."

Lincecum has been at the Giants since 2007 and is looking to re-establish his reputation as one of the best pitchers in the MLB, after a poor campaign last year. He has made the All-Star team four times. 


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