"It's just a bruise," Lincecum repeated Monday.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy all but declared that Lincecum's the official choice to start Thursday.
"He seems to be doing fine," Bochy said of Lincecum, who rode a stationary bicycle Monday and plans to throw off a bullpen mound and run Tuesday.
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