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Bumgarner’s Injury Latest Struggle for Giants

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The San Francisco Giants have announced they have placed Madison Bumgarner on the disabled list after a dirt bike accident during a day off on Thursday in Colorado. The left-handed ace is expected to be out six to eight weeks.

Bumgarner has bruised ribs and a grade 1 or 2 left shoulder AC sprain, per the Giants statement. Right now he’s resting in the team hotel and will be reevaluated next week.

This marks the first time the 27-year-old has been on the disabled list. The 2014 World Series MVP is 0-3 with a 3.00 ERA in four starts this season. He’s received just five runs in support thus far. And two were home runs off his own bat. Three times the offense have produced one or less runs.

Potential stand-ins:

Tyler Beede – right-hander with a 3.78 ERA in three starts with Triple-A Sacramento

Ty Blach – left-hander with 5.79 ERA in six relief appearances with Giants.

Chris Stratton – right-hander with a 7.84 ERA in 10.1 innings with Triple-A Sacramento. He’s the club’s 21 prospect.

 

The club will surely need right-handed veteran Matt Cain to continue the positive trend and round out the bottom of the rotation. Because the blow to the top could cripple the NL-West last place Giants.

 

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