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.
Bumgarner (hand) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on May 26, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. 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.
Bumgarner (hand) is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. 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.
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