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Bumgarner to face hitters, including Parker

Ace to join Giants on road trip to Colorado; slugger progressing in rehab
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to face hitters on Saturday in his first live pitching action since going on the disabled list April 21 with bruised ribs and a left shoulder AC sprain.

Bumgarner is slated to join the Giants on their upcoming road trip to Colorado, where he will face a group of hitters that also includes rehabbing outfielder Jarrett Parker (fractured right clavicle). Bumgarner threw a bullpen session before Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Royals, and he didn't report any setbacks.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- Giants ace Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to face hitters on Saturday in his first live pitching action since going on the disabled list April 21 with bruised ribs and a left shoulder AC sprain.

Bumgarner is slated to join the Giants on their upcoming road trip to Colorado, where he will face a group of hitters that also includes rehabbing outfielder Jarrett Parker (fractured right clavicle). Bumgarner threw a bullpen session before Wednesday's 7-2 loss to the Royals, and he didn't report any setbacks.

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"He's fine," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He had a good bullpen, a good session."

The 27-year-old southpaw injured himself in a dirt bike accident earlier this season during an off-day in Colorado. In four starts this season, he's 0-3 with a 3.00 ERA, 28 strikeouts and four walks in 27 innings.

Bumgarner is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list on Monday, though he is expected to be out until at least mid-July since the team is targeting five rehab starts before he returns to San Francisco.

Alex Espinoza is a reporter for MLB.com based in the Bay Area.

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