Madison Bumgarner RUMORS & NEWS

  • Madison Bumgarner Hires Legacy Agency

    MLB Trade Rumors "Star Giants southpaw Madison Bumgarner has changed agents, moving to the Legacy Agency, according to’s Buster Olney (via Twitter). This represents his second change of counsel in recent months. Bumgarner, who is still a few days shy of his 27th birthday, is in the midst of what might..." July 26

  • Bartolo Colon replaces Madison Bumgarner on the All-Star team

    Hardball Talk "Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon was named to the NL All-Star roster today as a replacement for San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who is scheduled to start for the Giants on Sunday and thus won’t be available to pitch Tuesday." July 08

  • Giants’ Madison Bumgarner will not participate in Home Run Derby

    San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner will not participate in next month’s Home Run Derby, Giants manager Bruce Bochy said before Thursday night’s game at Oakland Coliseum. “The players union, of course, they don’t want a pitcher taking a player’s spot in the home run derby,” Bochy said, “and I don’t think they..." July 01

  • No DH for Bumgarner: Ace to bat vs. A's "Madison Bumgarner will strike a blow, at least the Giants expect him to, for pitchers everywhere on Thursday when manager Bruce Bochy will place him in the batting order against the Oakland A's. The Giants thus will become the first team to opt against using a designated hitter when it has one..." June 30

  • Giants could let Bumgarner hit in lieu of DH "An intriguing issue was raised Monday, but not answered: Will the Giants scrap using a designated hitter when Madison Bumgarner starts Thursday at Oakland and let the adept-hitting pitcher take his cuts instead? Giants manager Bruce Bochy skirted the issue for now. "Too early to commit," he..." June 28

  • Arrieta wants to join Bumgarner in Home Run Derby

    Chicago Sun-Times "Jake Arrieta pitched seven strong innings against the Braves on Saturday to win his first start since his only loss in nearly a year. But it wasn’t until he was asked about his hitting, and about Madison Bumgarner’s effort to crash the All-Star Home Run Derby that Arrieta seemed to get fired..." June 12

  • Madison Bumgarner not worried about hurting himself in Home Run Derby

    Larry Brown Sports "Madison Bumgarner says he is not too concerned about hurting himself in the Home Run Derby, which is the one deterrent that’s been cited as a reason to keep him out of the competition next month. Most baseball fans seemingly would love to watch Bumgarner become the first pitcher to participate..." June 07

  • Madison Bumgarner “would love” to be in the 2016 Home Run Derby

    Hardball Talk "Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner has hit 11 home runs since the start of the 2014 season, a span of 194 plate appearances. According to Baseball Reference, 197 position players have accumulated at least that many plate appearances since 2014 and have hit 11 or fewer home runs. Compared to other..." June 06

  • Bumgarner's HR numbers among MLB's best

    The Score "Madison Bumgarner goes deep as much as some of the best players in the game. While most National League teams put an automatic bunt sign for the pitcher's spot in the batting order, the San Francisco Giants have the luxury of letting Bumgarner swing away - and for good reason. Known as a..." June 03

  • Madison Bumgarner, Jason Heyward don't fight after misunderstanding

    CBS Sports "Let's just say that spring training is more than long enough. That seems like the only explanation for this one: In putting together the puzzle from multiple replays and what several parties told reporters after the game, here is what appeared to happen: Dexter Fowler was on second base..." March 25

  • Giants’ Bumgarner: Body feels fine, delivery does not

    San Francisco Chronicle "Madison Bumgarner called it a plus that his foot and rib cage felt better than he had predicted when he threw 60 pitches Saturday after missing a start. The minus? “My delivery was terrible,” he said after allowing five runs over 22/3 innings in Saturday’s 9-1 loss to the A’s. “It’s not..." March 20

  • Bumgarner expects to make next spring start "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is being as patient as he can be with left foot and rib-cage issues that scratched him from his last spring start, but he's hopeful he's on track to get back on the mound for his next scheduled start Saturday. Bumgarner threw on the side Wednesday and was slated for..." March 18

  • Giants’ Bumgarner to miss one or two starts with two ailments

    San Francisco Chronicle "Giants ace Madison Bumgarner will miss up to two starts with a pair of injuries that he says are minor. He has neuroma between the third and fourth joints in his left foot, which causes intermittent and considerable pain, and pain in his right ribcage just below the chest. Bumgarner got a..." March 13