Bumgarner (hand) thinks he could throw 60-to-70 pitches in the majors in his next outing, but it is unclear if the Giants will be willing to alter his rehab plan after their ace dominated Triple-A hitters in his first rehab start Saturday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Bumgarner said he would see how he felt Sunday, and while he doesn't think he'd be in midseason form, it sounds like he's ready to face big-league hitters again. He tossed 3.2 no-hit innings Saturday, issuing one walk while striking out eight in his first rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento. The Giants' original plan was to give him three rehab starts, but that seems unlikely at this point. He may make his next scheduled rehab start Thursday, but it seems just as likely that he is pitching against the Phillies at home Friday. Hopefully there will be some clarity about his next step before weekly lineups lock next week, but owners should certainly plan on getting him back soon and should feel good about how sharp he was in his first rehab outing.
Bumgarner (hand) tossed 3.2 no-hit innings Saturday, issuing one walk while striking out eight in his first rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento. He threw 47 pitches (31 strikes) and was in complete control against Triple-A Albuquerque, which has a decent enough roster by Triple-A standards. Bumgarner is expected to make at least three rehab starts, including this one, but given how dominant he was, perhaps the Giants would consider bringing him back if he is dominant again in his rehab start next week.
Bumgarner (hand) will have his first minor-league rehab assignment next Saturday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. 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.
Bumgarner (hand) will stretch out to 40 pitches in his bullpen session Saturday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area 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.
Bumgarner (hand) tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. 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.
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