For the first time in his career, Giants’ pitcher Madison Bumgarner is headed to the disabled list.
Weirdly enough, Bumgarner’s injury didn’t even come via baseball-related activities. In fact, he was injured on the team’s off-day Thursday going dirt bike riding. According to reports, Bumgarner bruised his ribs and had a Grade 1 or 2 AC sprain in his left shoulder in the accident. Early indications suggest that Bumgarner is expected to miss six to eight weeks, suggesting a mid- to late-June return.
The injury came as such a shock to the team that manager Bruce Bochy decided to address them in a pregame meeting on Friday, leaving players in disbelief.
It’s no secret that Bumgarner is an important part of the Giants, but how much will the four-time All Star’s absence hurt the team? Let’s take a look.
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