Tim Lincecum said he understands that no pitcher with a 10-15 record and 5.18 ERA can expect to receive the ball for Game 1 of a postseason series.

"As long as I'm included," Lincecum said.

He will be. Lincecum said the Giants have informed him that he will slot somewhere in the starting rotation for the NL Division Series that will begin Oct. 6 at AT&T Park against either the Cincinnati Reds or Washington Nationals.

Lincecum also said he'd be "OK with anything" when asked point-blank whether he'd have a problem if assigned to throw to Buster Posey instead of Hector Sanchez, who has become his personal catcher.