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By Kyle Smith, Giants Correspondent, Tue, Mar 3rd 4:32pm EST

Madison Bumgarner took the mound for the first time this spring against the Oakland A's and did not fare well. He was knocked around for 3 runs on 5 hits, including a 2-run home run allowed to Marcus Semien.

Fantasy Impact: This outing should not raise any red flags. Bumgarner has been one of the most consistent fantasy aces over the past few seasons and there is no reason to believe that trend won't continue. Bumgarner should go off the board as one of the first five-to-ten starting pitchers in fantasy drafts.

Madison Bumgarner News & Advice

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MLB.com | Mar 3rd, 5:09pm
Major League Baseball games are back. Madison Bumgarner, who threw the last pitch of the 2014 season 125 days ago for the Giants in Game 7 of an unforgettable World Series against Kansas City, is scheduled to start for the defending champs against Oakland at 3:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday in one of the first five scheduled Spring Training openers between Major League clubs.
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Baseball Professor | Mar 3rd, 12:17pm
Madison Bumgarner's second half and postseason numbers were ridiculous, and the San Francisco ace took the next big step in his development as a fantasy ace.
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MLB.com | Mar 2nd, 9:03pm
Major League Baseball games are back. Madison Bumgarner, who threw the last pitch of the 2014 season 125 days ago for the Giants in Game 7 of an unforgettable World Series against Kansas City, is scheduled to start for the defending champs against Oakland at 3:05 p.m. ET on Tuesday in one of the first five scheduled Spring Training openers between Major League clubs.
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MLB.com | Mar 2nd, 2:00pm
History shows Madison Bumgarner's workload of 270 innings in the regular season and postseason combined last year won't necessarily bring extra hurdles to the Giants ace this year.
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MLB.com | Feb 28th, 10:30pm
Madison Bumgarner, already named the Giants' Opening Night starter, also will begin San Francisco's Cactus League schedule by facing the Oakland A's on Tuesday in Mesa.
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MLB.com | Feb 26th, 11:01pm
Looking as powerful as ever, Madison Bumgarner, the Giants' 2014 postseason hero, threw his first round of live batting practice this spring on Thursday.
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MLB.com | Feb 24th, 11:13pm
Outfielder Nori Aoki said Tuesday that his first official workout with the Giants was "a lot of fun," though he had second thoughts about wrestling Madison Bumgarner.