Giants activate Bumgarner off DL
The wait is over for San Francisco Giants fans after starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner was activated off the 60-day disabled list.
After missing the first nine weeks of the season with a fractured left pinkie finger, Bumgarner is set to make his MLB season debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old allowed just one run and struck out 15 batters over 8.3 innings in his two minor league rehabilitation starts.
Bumgarner – a three-time World Series champion and four-time All-Star – made just 17 starts last season, missing the first part of the campaign after a freak dirt bike injury.
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Pierce Johnson optioned to AAA Sacramento following last night’s game.
Madison Bumgarner returned from his rehab assignment and reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. #SFGiants
But the 2014 World Series MVP and two-time Silver Slugger still has a lifetime 3.01 ERA and shiny 104-76 record.
The Giants (30-30) are third in the National League (NL) West, but just one-and-a-half games behind Arizona for the lead.