60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 days ago

Bumgarner (hand) will have his first minor-league rehab assignment next Saturday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner had a successful 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and is set to face hitters Tuesday. Manager Bruce Bochy said the veteran left-hander is slated for at least three rehab starts, which would put his potential return sometime around the second week of June, assuming he continues without any setbacks.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
4 days ago

Bumgarner (hand) will stretch out to 40 pitches in his bullpen session Saturday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area

EDGE Analysis

The lefty continues to quickly work his way back since being cleared to resume baseball activities earlier this month. Bumgarner recently mixed all of his pitches in his bullpen session Wednesday. If he gets through Saturday's session without any issue, he'll be ready to begin his rehab assignment May 26.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
5 days ago

Bumgarner (hand) tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was able to sprinkle in all of his pitches and remains on schedule to face live hitting in Houston on Tuesday. Following that session, he will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento, where he's expected to make three starts before returning to San Francisco.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
6 days ago

Bumgarner (hand) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on May 26, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was originally slated to need just two rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list, but manager Bruce Bochy now feels that the ace will require at least three outings before rejoining the rotation. If that estimate holds up, Bumgarner likely won't be activated from the DL until the second week of June.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
7 days ago

Bumgarner (hand) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner said he felt great after Monday's bullpen session, the first he's thrown since undergoing hand surgery in late March. He threw 20 pitches -- all of which were fastballs -- before calling it quits. The veteran southpaw will now focus on building up his arm strength and increasing his pitch count as he works toward a return. Bumgarner is hoping to rejoin the Giants' rotation shortly after he's first eligible (May 25), though that will ultimately depend on his minor-league rehab assignment.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 week ago

Bumgarner (hand) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner has reportedly felt great while throwing on flat ground recently and is now ready to advance his rehab to the mound. He'll then begin a minor-league rehab stint in the not-too-distant future before making his return from the disabled list. He's tentatively scheduled to partake in two rehab games, but he could potentially need just one rehab appearance if he's able to work up to 75 pitches in that outing, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Manager Bruce Bochy is confident that the ace will be back in the Giants' rotation shortly after his May 25 eligibility date.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Manager Bruce Bochy said Bumgarner (hand) will toss a bullpen session next week and could embark on a rehab assignment shortly after , Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was able to play catch Friday, which marked the first time he threw the ball around since suffering a fractured left hand in late March. There should be another update on his status following next week's bullpen session as a clearer picture comes into view regarding his anticipated return near the end of May.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Bumgarner (hand) made 30 throws from 60 feet away Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is a big step, as it marks the first time the southpaw has played catch since injuring his hand during spring training. He's expected to return to the mound in approximately two weeks with the hope of a full return to game action at the end of May.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Bumgarner (hand) was cleared to begin throwing Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner's throwing program will begin over the weekend. He'll begin by playing catch, with the goal of throwing from a mound in approximately two weeks. A definitive timeframe for Bumgarner's eventual activation should become available as he progresses through his throwing program, but the team has been targeting a return at the latter end of May.

60DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Bumgarner (hand) could begin throwing from a mound in approximately two weeks, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner is scheduled to have his hand examined Tuesday. If said appointment goes well, the southpaw will be cleared to begin a throwing program. Should he progress as planned, Bumgarner will begin throwing from a bullpen mound in a couple weeks, which could put him on track to reach the Giants' goal of bringing him off the disabled list at the latter end of May.