Giants ace Lincecum asks for record $21.5 million



SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants ace Tim Lincecum has asked for $21.5 million in salary arbitration and been offered $17 million, both record amounts.

The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner’s request Tuesday tops the $22 million figure submitted by Houston pitcher Roger Clemens in 2005. The previous high offer was the $14.25 million the New York Yankees submitted for shortstop Derek Jeter in 2001.

Lincecum, the winning pitcher in the Game 5 World Series clincher at Texas in 2010, earned $13.1 million last season and completed a two-year deal worth $23.2 million.