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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Bumgarner played catch Wednesday and will throw a bullpen session , and barring a The Giants have taken a cautious approach with Bumgarner , who said he would have pitched through the But given that Samardzija, who has had a rough spring, went for an MRI on his shoulder a week before

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday that if all goes well, Madison Bumgarner (finger) could resume throwing Joe Panik will be sidelined for the next six weeks after having surgery Monday to repair a torn ulnar Mark Melancon (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session this weekend.

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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