Trade speculation has hovered around Lincecum, who's eligible for free agency after this season. But Sabean quashed such whispering on his weekly radio show on KNBR-AM, the Giants' flagship station.
"I expect Timmy to be in a Giant uniform," Sabean said. "I find it hard to believe that he'd pitch elsewhere this year."
Thursday would have been Lincecum's turn to pitch if it weren't for the All-Star break. The right-hander insisted that he felt good enough to start, even after his 148-pitch effort in last Saturday's no-hitter at San Diego.
"If today would have been that day, I'd be fine," Lincecum said.
"I'm just glad that he doesn't have a cast on his arm," Giants manager Bruce Bochy jokingly said.
Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.