Tim Lincecum is throwing the ball well this spring, and he's having a positive month off the field, too. Lincecum was recently cleared in a dispute with a San Francisco landlord. Here's a statement from his representatives at the Beverly Hills Sports Council:
Baseball pitcher Tim Lincecum and his former landlord Mindy Freile have agreed to the court's entry of a judgment in Lincecum's favor in the amount of $100,000, ending a legal dispute stemming from allegations of property damage to a townhouse the pitcher rented in 2010.
"It's clear from the landlord's agreement that a judgment be entered in Mr. Lincecum's favor that her claim to have sustained hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages was baseless," said Peter M. Bransten, Lincecum's attorney. "Regardless of the amount in issue, Mr. Lincecum will aggressively defend himself against all meritless claims."
Lincecum added, "I am pleased with the result and believe that this was an attempt from the very beginning on the landlord's part to take advantage of my public profile for financial gain. She kept the balance of my security deposit while making unsubstantiated claims of exaggerated damage. While litigation is something you always want to avoid, I will always defend myself against frivolous lawsuits."