60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
18 hours ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) is scheduled to throw three innings in a rehab start with the Giants' Rookie League team Sunday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner has been slowly but steadily progressing in his recovery program, successfully tossing bullpen sessions and live batting practice over the past month as he works back to normal activity. If all goes well Sunday, according to Schulman, the ace southpaw will likely begin a formal rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento next Friday, so a return prior to the All-Star break isn't out of the question.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
4 days ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) tosses another simulated game Wednesday, and will throw three innings during a rehab assignment this weekend, Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

After tossing a 25-pitch simulated game Saturday, Bumgarner threw 35 this time around and has progressed enough to earn his first rehab assignment set for Saturday. He will report to Arizona for a Rookie League game while throwing three innings of work before heading to the minors, barring any setback. The powerful left-hander is still expected to rejoin the team before the All-Star break, and his appearance against live hitting is certainly another step in the right direction.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 week ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) is scheduled to throw another simulated game Wednesday, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was able to throw a 40-pitch simulated game Saturday and will look to build upon that successful outing Wednesday. The ace remains without a firm timetable for return, but his recent rehab work suggests that he's progressing well.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 week ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) threw 40 pitches at extended spring training Saturday, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was scheduled to face hitters Saturday, and although it's unclear if this outing was in fact completed with someone in the batter's box, manager Bruce Bochy did say that it went well. It's good to see the lefty ramp up his pitch count, although his return timetable is still a bit murky given that a rehab assignment has yet to be scheduled.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 week ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) will face live hitters Sunday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday will mark another step in the right direction for Bumgarner as he works his way back from a shoulder injury suffered in April. He's already been able to work his full complement of pitches into his recent bullpen sessions and is now ready to face live hitters. Shea notes that if Bumgarner's session goes well Sunday, the Giants would then send him out on a rehab assignment as the next step towards his return. That said, given the length of his absence, he'd likely need at least a couple of rehab outings before rejoining the Giants' rotation.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was able to use his full complement of pitches during the session and will move on to throw a simulated game over the weekend as he advances to the next phase of his rehab. It was initially expected that Bumgarner would be sidelined until after the All-Star break, but with the left-hander progressing faster than anticipated, a late-June or early-July return doesn't seem impossible.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) threw off a mound again Sunday and is on track to throw a simulated game later this week, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner's rehab program continues to chug along, as he's now been able to complete his second round of mound work. The next milestone in his recovery would be pitching to live batters and it seems that he's on track to do just that within the next week. We'll have a better idea as to where he stands in his rehab following that activity.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) threw off a mound Friday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a big step in MadBum's recovery process, as he had been limited to throwing on flat ground prior to this point. He's expected to continue ramping up his throwing over the next week or two prior to going on a five-start rehab assignment, so a return in early July seems like the best-case scenario at this time.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Bumgarner (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

This move opens up a 40-man roster spot for the recently acquired Sam Dyson. Bumgarner continues to work back from his early season shoulder injury with hopes or rejoining the Giants' rotation in July.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Bumgarner (shoulder) threw a weighted ball off a wall Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

He is working on strengthening his arm to make up for lost time, and most recently took part in a throwing session Tuesday, throwing 45 pitches. Bumgarner continues to rehab diligently, but is not expected back until sometime in July.