News: 8 hours agoBumgarner threw 35-to-40 pitches of live batting practice Saturday, the first day after reporting for summer camp, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
Spin: Bumgarner, who was not at the ballpark Friday when most of the team reported, was not sharp during his first throwing session. He gave up three home runs -- Ildemaro Vargas hit two and Jon Jay the other -- but the pitcher was happy to be throwing. "Obviously, it wasn't perfect and not expected to be, but for where we're at right now I was pretty happy with it," said the left-hander. In other news related to Bumgarner, who is regarded as one of the better hitting pitchers in recent years, he will be replaced by a designated hitter in 2020.