Major League Baseball Notebook Bumgarner Activated For Season Debut


The San Francisco Giants activated left-hander Madison Bumgarner from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday to make his 2018 debut against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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

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

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