Bochy made it clear Bumgarner would play normal catch on flat ground. It’s too soon to throw off a mound in a bullpen session, so a timeline for when the Giants might expect the lefthander, who has averaged 15.5 wins over the past six seasons, back in their rotation remains unclear.
San Francisco is 22-30, 11 games back of the first-place Rockies.
Welington Castillo could soon find himself on the disabled list.
The Orioles catcher ended up in the emergency room following Tuesday’s loss to the Yankees after taking a deflected pitch in groin area and could sit out the next few games, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday.
Castillo was initially believed to be taking a routine day off for Wednesday’s series finale against New York after making five straight starts, but could miss additional time after being diagnosed with a hematoma in the groin. The team’s medical staff will continue to monitor the injury and determine how much time he’ll need to recover.
Castillo spent a lot of time in the emergency room last night, postgame, with the obvious contusion, whatever you want to call it, that he had last night that everybody knows about, Orioles manager Buck Showalter told reporters.