After being sidelined since mid April with a left shoulder sprain, San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner is closer to rejoining the big league club.
Bumgarner finished up the last of three rehab starts in the minors on Monday, yielding just one unearned run in six innings. He's expected to start Saturday against the Padres in San Diego.
The four-time All-Star was pitching to an 0-3 record with a 3.00 ERA in four starts prior to the injury.
While Bumgarner's track record of success speaks volumes, he's not an immediate add in leagues that saw him hit the waiver wire. San Francisco entered the All-Star break with the second worst record in MLB and has boasted one of the worst offenses in the game. Add in Bumgarner's likely rust out of the gate, and we'd avoid him until he gets his sea legs back.