Fil-Am star pitcher sued for $350K

Posted at 10/12/2011 12:27 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Tim Lincecum, the Filipino-American star pitcher of the San Francisco Giants, is being sued by his former landlord for allegedly trashing his apartment in San Francisco.

According to a report from The San Jose Mercury News, Lincecum's landlord Mindy Freile is suing the pitcher for "stealing and destroying at least $200,000 worth of household items."

Freile is now seeking $350,000 worth of damages.

Freile alleges that Lincecum lived in his apartment at 141 Hampshire St. even after his lease had expired, and the pitcher later "broke, stained, defaced, tore, injured or destroyed" her property.

The landlord said Lincecum damaged or stole items including bedding, doors, carpet, pillows, kitchenware and furniture.

Lincecum's agent, Rick Thurman, said the lawsuit was "unwarranted," and refused to comment further on the issue.

But Freile's attorney, Jonathan Bornstein, said they are waiting to hear a "perfectly good explanation" from Lincecum.

The San Francisco Giants organization did not comment on the lawsuit.

Lincecum helped the Giants won the 2010 World Series. He has been a four-time All Star and won the National League Cy Young Award - which honors the best pitchers in the sport - in 2008 and 2009.