Diamondbacks Get Bad Break With Madison Bumgarner Injury Update

The Arizona Diamondbacks got some bad news with the latest update to Madison Bumgarner's injury.
The Arizona Diamondbacks got some bad news with the latest update to Madison Bumgarner's injury. / Norm Hall/Getty Images

It's been an up-and-down year for Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner. On one hand, he's pitching to a 5.73 ERA in 12 starts and isn't the same pitcher from his days with the San Francisco Giants. Still, he also recorded an unofficial no-hitter against the Atlanta Braves during a 7-inning double header.

Bumgarner and the Diamondbacks received some troubling news on Thursday night when Arizona placed the left-hander on the 10-day IL due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder.

The four-time All-Star left Wednesday's start against the New York Mets early after just two innings of work. This is always a troubling sign for starting pitchers and the Diamondbacks immediately followed with an MRI on Thursday. The MRI revealed this shoulder inflammation before Bumgarner landed on the IL.

It's already been a rough year in Arizona and this news doesn't help. The Diamondbacks sit in last-place in the NL West with a 20-38 overall record. FanDuel Sportsbook also gives Arizona just +30000 odds to win the NL West, according to the latest MLB odds.

Arizona fans may already have their eyes set on next season after this troubling start.

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