Giants ace Madison Bumgarner breaks pitching hand after getting hit by liner

Lawrence Cooper
March 27, 2018

A Major League Baseball source said the southpaw would be sidelined between six and eight weeks. It was not a favourable one for the Giants.

According to the Athletic, Bumgarner will have to have pins inserted into his hand.

Bumgarner said about his missing action that it will be tough but he could handle it. Bumgarner did not expect something like this to happen, but it did and he will deal with it, he insisted. A dirt bike accident last April on an off-day forced him to miss about three months with a shoulder sprain, with many fans unsympathetic on social media.

The regular season hasn't even started and the San Francisco Giants are right baCK TO where they were past year at this time.

Bochy said the injury was disappointing and that he feels for Bumgarner.

Bumgarner took a direct hit from a line drive by Kansas City's Whit Merrifield.

Giants star Madison Bumgarner fractures pitching hand during game

After six straight seasons with double-digit wins, more than 200 innings and 30-plus starts, Bumgarner went 4-9 with a 3.32 ERA in 17 starts last season and threw 111 innings.

"This is disgusting news for us".

First came the report that Jeff Samardzija would be out up to five weeks because of a strained right pectoral muscle.

Bochy wasn't ready to say whether righthander Johnny Cueto would move into the No. 1 spot and pitch Thursday's opener at the NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bochy was visibly upset about the Samardzija injury saying he did not want to speak about it since it was such bad news.

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