10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
4 weeks ago

Bumgarner has been officially diagnosed with a Grade 2 shoulder sprain, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Sprains aren't typically associated with two-month long rehabilitation periods, but it's important to remember "sprain" is just a fancy medical word for "tear." While Bumgarner won't need surgery, the injury he suffered is a severe one. Currently, the Giants have him on a tentative timetable shooting for a return near the All-Star break.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
4 weeks ago

Bumgarner (ribs, shoulder) is expected to begin light rehab work Friday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's good to see that the Giants' ace will get on the road to recovery so soon, but this news unfortunately doesn't move up his timetable for return as things stand now. It should become apparent how quickly he heals over the coming weeks, but for now, Bumgarner is still expected to stay out for six-to-eight weeks.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago

Bumgarner (ribs, shoulder) underwent an evaluation Tuesday that confirmed that he will not need to undergo surgery, Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The report goes on to state that Bumgarner hopes to begin rehabbing in four to five days. It sounds like results of the evaluation were encouraging, though the ace's timetable for return is still in excess of two months. Additional updates on Bumgarner's condition should become available as he progresses through his rehab program.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago6 Comments

Bumgarner (ribs, shoulder) is expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

A recent dirk bike accident has left Bumgarner with bruised ribs and a Grade 1 or 2 left AC sprain. He was formally placed on the 10-day DL on Friday, and while the team has yet to confirm this estimated return timetable, it sounds like Bumgarner could miss extended time. Ty Blach is already on the major-league roster and seems like a logical candidate to step into Bumgarner's rotation spot, but Tyler Beede will also be an option for San Francisco.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago

Bumgarner was placed on the 10-day DL on Friday with bruised ribs and a Grade 1 or 2 left AC sprain, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants have confirmed that Bumgarner sustained the injuries in a dirt bike accident. Bumgarner is out of the hospital and the team plans to reevaluate him next week. It's uncertain who will step in for Bumgarner in the meantime, but Tyler Beede is one option -- he's on the same schedule as Bumgarner down at Triple-A.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago

Bumgarner (0-3) allowed only one run on seven hits and a walk over six innings while striking out four in Wednesday's 2-0 loss to the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

His record is a poor reflection on how well Bumgarner has pitched so far, as he has a 3.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 28:4 K:BB through 27 innings while reeling off four straight quality starts to begin 2017. Run support has been the lefty's main bugaboo, as the Giants have scored a total of seven runs in those four starts -- and two of those he produced himself with a pair of solo shots on Opening Day. Bumgarner will square off at home against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers in his next start Tuesday.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago

Bumgarner (0-2) gave up three runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight over six innings in Thursday's 3-1 loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old lefty is still looking for his first win on the season and his 3.43 ERA through three starts is a little higher than normal, but Bumgarner's 24:3 K:BB over 21 innings indicates there's no reason for fantasy GMs to doubt their investment in the Giants ace. He'll look to get into the win column Wednesday on the road in Kansas City.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
1 month ago

Bumgarner (0-1) took the hard-luck loss Saturday, holding the Padres to two runs over eight innings while striking out five in a 2-1 loss.

EDGE Analysis

The dominant lefty struggled early, giving up a run in each of his first two innings before eventually settling in and going the distance. In his first start, the Giants' bullpen let Bumgarner down, this time it was the offense that couldn't deliver his first win of the season. The All-Star will look to notch his first victory in a home matchup against the Rockies on Thursday.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner's next start will come Saturday in San Diego, NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was some speculation that he would start Friday's game on normal rest, pushing the Giants' fifth starter to Saturday, but the Giants will stay on turn, with Bumgarner getting an extra day of rest.

10DMadison Bumgarner
SP SF
2 months ago

Bumgarner allowed three runs on six hits with 11 strikeouts and no walks across seven strong innings during Sunday's start against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Bumgarner was as dominant as one could have been early on, taking a perfect game into the sixth inning before allowing three runs in that frame and ultimately missing out on a victory due to the bullpen's struggles. He was also outstanding at the plate, launching a pair of solo home runs to become the first MLB pitcher ever to do so on Opening Day. Bumgarner is one of the finest fantasy arms available and appears poised for another terrific season after this strong outing.