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Sports Giants' Bumgarner on track for bullpen session next week

20:37  10 may  2018
20:37  10 may  2018 Source:   thescore.com

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San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and is on schedule for a rehab assignment next week , manager Bruce Bochy said. Madison Bumgarner throws bullpen session , on track for rehab assignment.

Madison Bumgarner throws bullpen session , on track for rehab assignment. San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday and is on schedule for a rehab assignment next week , manager Bruce Bochy said.

The San Francisco Giants are inching closer to getting some much-needed help for their ailing starting rotation.

Ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner is slated to throw a bullpen session next week, manager Bruce Bochy told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. Bochy added that Bumgarner could be on his way to a minor-league rehab stint in a couple of weeks.

Bumgarner fractured his pitching hand in a spring training game when he was hit by a line drive. The pins inserted into his hand after the injury were removed in April, and the club was optimistic about a return to the mound in late May.

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Without Bumgarner - with both Jeff Samardzija and Johnny Cueto missing significant time - the Giants' rotation has been reduced to shambles in the early going. As a unit, Giants starters are 12-14 with a 4.14 ERA through 37 starts.

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