Giants LHP Bumgarner to make 2018 debut Tuesday

San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner will make his 2018 debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

In two rehab starts, Bumgarner struck out 15 batters in 8 1/3 innings.

He said last week “any baseball stuff feels normal” again.

Bumgarner suffered a fractured left hand late in spring training when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals infielder Whit Merrifield on March 23.

Bumgarner also missed three months last season because of injuries he sustained in a dirt bike accident in April. His spring training stats were strong this year, fueling hopes of a bounce-back year.

Bumgarner, 28, had a 3.32 ERA in 17 starts last season. He is 104-76 with a 3.01 ERA for his nine-year major league career.

–Field Level Media