SAN FRANCISCO - A blister problem on Tim Lincecum's pitching hand has resurfaced, calling into question how often he might be able to pitch in the National League Championship Series, the San Jose Mercury News reported.
"It's not a big deal, and we're taking care of it," Lincecum told the newspaper.
Lincecum has had extensive treatment. The blister came back during his complete game against the Braves in Game 1 of the division series. Lincecum had 14 strikeouts.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy is not ruling out that Lincecum could pitch three times if the series went seven games, but conceded the blister issue could "come in play" when he makes his decision.