San Francisco Giants pitcher, Madison Bumgarner, took a line drive off of his left hand during his final start of spring training. The line drive fractured his left hand.
BREAKING: Madison Bumgarner suffered a fractured left (throwing) hand today after being hit with a line drive on this play, per @hankschulman. pic.twitter.com/K8YNPMyFKf
— Stadium (@Stadium) March 23, 2018
Bumgarner told the media in the locker room after the game that he’ll have pins put in his hand. The Giants will be without their ace for at least a month or two. He won’t be able to throw for 4-6 weeks while he recovers.
Madison Bumgarner will have pins put in his hand tomorrow, says he hopes to have them taken out in 4-to-6 weeks. Can’t throw with the pins, so he’ll build back up after that. pic.twitter.com/Np3qACuW6v
— Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) March 23, 2018
If you’re a Giants fan, this isn’t how you hoped the season would start. Expect calls for pitchers to pitch behind an L screen, because baseball can’t have any injuries from batted balls.