Madison Bumgarner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bumgarner no advocate for 'stupid electronic strike zone'

    CSN Bay Area "With two on, two outs and two strikes in the seventh, Madison Bumgarner took a pitch he felt was a ball. It was nearly four inches off the plate, per tracking data. Jerry Meals the home plate umpire, rung him up. Bumgarner stood at the plate for a few seconds and politely disagreed with Meals,..." August 27

  • The pros and cons of Madison Bumgarner returning ahead of schedule

    Sporting News "Madison Bumgarner looked like his old self Monday night. He wasn't in Miami wearing a National League batting practice jersey like he was a year earlier. Instead, he was clear on the other side of the country, pitching for the Single-A San Jose Giants in front of a ballpark so packed with fans..." July 12

  • Madison Bumgarner: “I’m ready to help contribute, like I should’ve been doing this whole time”

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner missed three months of the season while the Giants went over the handlebars and skidded to the bottom of the National League standings. He’s ready to return now. And after throwing six tidy innings in a final rehab start at Single-A San Jose Monday night, he offered a sincere..." July 11

  • Bumgarner rocked by Single-A club for 4 HRs in rehab start

    NBC Bay Area "It was a packed house at San Jose's Municipal Stadium on Wednesday night as San Francisco Giants star Madison Bumgarner made the first of his two scheduled rehab starts for the San Jose Giants. The 2014 World Series MVP has missed nearly three months of the MLB season after injuring his..." July 06

  • Madison Bumgarner takes big step in Triple-A rehab start despite shaky stats

    CSN Bay Area "The next step of Madison Bumgarner’s rehab was a bit shakier than expected, but positive nonetheless. Bumgarner threw 3 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento on Friday night. A talented and free-swinging Fresno Grizzlies (Astros affiliate) squad tagged him for four runs on seven..." July 01

  • Madison Bumgarner began his rehab assignment yesterday

    Hardball Talk "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner tossed three no-hit innings yesterday in his first minor league rehab start with the Giants’ Arizona Rookie League team. He struck out two and walked a guy, while sitting in the 88-91 m.p.h. range on his fastball. Bumgarner, who is coming back from a sprained left..." June 26

  • Madison Bumgarner throws second bullpen session in 3 days, expected to face live hitters

    ESPN "Madison Bumgarner threw off a mound for the second time in three days Sunday, the latest progress in the San Francisco Giants ace's recovery from a left shoulder injury. Giants manager Bruce Bochy told reporters that Bumgarner was "letting it go" during his 30-pitch session but said he still..." June 12

  • Madison Bumgarner throws bullpen, set for simulated game

    Larry Brown Sports "San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is moving closer to a return. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Bumgarner threw a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday, and he is slated to throw a simulated game on the team’s next road trip. Bumgarner is working his way back..." June 10

  • Good news for Madison Bumgarner as he continues his throwing program

    San Jose Mercury News "Madison Bumgarner will not appear in a major league game anytime soon. He remains weeks away from testing his injured left shoulder by throwing off a mound. But so far, his rehab is going well. Bumgarner told Giants manager Bruce Bochy that he has encountered no setbacks in the first week of..." June 06

  • Why Madison Bumgarner didn't go on the field during the Harper-Strickland brawl

    CBS Sports "Monday afternoon an otherwise forgettable game between the Nationals and Giants (WAS 3, SF 0) turned unforgettable when Bryce Harper charged the mound. Hunter Strickland drilled him with a fastball in apparent retaliation for a pair of home runs during the 2014 NLDS, and Harper went after..." May 30

  • Madison Bumgarner Expected to Resume Throwing Friday as Part of Injury Rehab

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said ace Madison Bumgarner is expected to begin throwing on Friday as he rehabs from a shoulder strain, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. He will then throw five rehab starts once he's ready to resume pitching, per..." May 28

  • Madison Bumgarner to throw off flat ground soon, Bruce Bochy says

    ESPN "San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is ready for the next step in his rehab after being sidelined since mid-April following a dirt bike accident in Colorado. Bumgarner, who suffered a Grade 2 AC joint sprain and is expected to be out until after the July 10-13 All-Star break, should be..." May 27

  • Giants reportedly think Madison Bumgarner could be back after trade deadline

    CBS Sports "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner of course injured his throwing shoulder in a dirt bike accident last month. Bumgarner was subsequently diagnosed with a Grade 2 sprain, which initially put him on target to return in mid-to-late July. Now, though, that timetable may need to be adjusted a bit. Here's..." May 13

  • Is Steph Curry throwing shade at Madison Bumgarner over dirt bike accident?

    CBS Sports "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will likely be out until around the All-Star break due to a shoulder injury that he suffered in a pretty serious dirt bike accident . Bumgarner was riding the dirt bike on an off-day in Colorado. Shifting over to the NBA, the Golden State Warriors -- a fellow Bay..." May 01

  • Madison Bumgarner's shoulder injury likely to keep him out until after the All-Star break

    CBS Sports "When Giants ace Madison Bumgarner first injured his throwing shoulder in a dirt bike accident earlier this week, the team expected him to be out six to eight weeks. Bumgarner and the Giants got worse news Friday. As MLB.com's Chris Haft writes, Bumgarner has been diagnosed with a Grade 2..." April 29

  • Bumgarner won't require surgery after dirt bike accident

    CBS Sports "Late last week, Giants ace Madison Bumgarner was badly injured in a dirt bike accident , brusing several ribs and damaging the A/C joint in his pitching shoulder. Early reports indicated that Bumgarner will miss six-to-eight weeks, though some suggested even more than eight weeks. It is his..." April 26

  • Madison Bumgarner accident could be factor in future contract talks

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner’s dirt bike accident may have repercussions even after he has recovered from the injuries sustained as a result. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Giants’ front office won’t forget about Bumgarner’s decision to get on a dirt bike during..." April 25

  • Giants' Madison Bumgarner reveals how he injured his shoulder in dirt bike accident

    CBS Sports "On Friday we learned Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will miss an undisclosed length of time after suffering a shoulder injury in a dirt bike accident in Colorado. He was hurt during an off-day prior to a series against the Rockies in Coors Field. With his left arm on a sling, Bumgarner spoke to..." April 25

  • After Madison Bumgarner's fall from grace, are the Giants done?

    USA Today "Call it a dirt-bike fall, a fall from grace, a downfall, whatever the term, there will be lingering fallout for the San Francisco Giants from Madison Bumgarner’s ill-fated off-day adventure last week in Colorado. With a National League-worst 6-13 record, the Giants are off to their lousiest..." April 24

  • Giants wise not to punish underpaid Madison Bumgarner

    ESPN "The topic was unnecessary physical risk, and Madison Bumgarner and San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy gnawed on it in friendly conversation in Bochy's office at AT&T Park last June. Bochy leaned back in the black chair at his desk, hat off, and Bumgarner sat to his left, his legs stretched..." April 24

  • Bochy: No surgery expected for Giants ace Madison Bumgarner

    San Jose Mercury News "Two days after wiping out on a dirt bike, Madison Bumgarner’s arm is in a sling and he is able to walk under his own power. Giants manager Bruce Bochy said that Bumgarner briefly left the team hotel here Friday night and went to Coors Field to meet with head athletic trainer Dave..." April 23