Diamondbacks lefty Madison Bumgarner left Monday night's start against the Los Angeles Dodgers after four innings with a spasm in his left adductor muscle, although he's fairly confident the latest setback in Arizona's dismaying series of injury problems isn't serious.
"This is about the seventh or eighth day that we've had news like that,'' Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said after his team's 3-1 loss. "But I can assure these guys that it's not going to continue. It's time for young players to step up, and whoever that lands on will come out and do a great job.''
Bumgarner matched his shortest start of the season with four innings of two-hit ball requiring 80 pitches. He walked four and allowed two earned runs in his first loss since April 12 after yielding just three earned runs in his past five starts combined.
Bumgarner said he felt the injury "warming up before the game. I made it quite a while, and I don't think it got worse, but it was definitely there and noticeable. I understand the sense of precaution with the boat we're in right now. ... I think it will go away pretty fast, but we'll see.''
The Associated Press contributed to this report.