Manager Bruce Bochy spoke at length about his pitching staff on Wednesday, and had some most interesting things to say about young Madison Bumgarner, who may be bumped up as the No. 2 starter in the Giants rotation this season.
Not only is it a vote of confidence in the team's youngest pitcher in camp (yes, you read that right) it also signals concern over Ryan Vogelsong, who might not be coming along enough to be ready for the beginning of the season. Even though his injuries are said to be minor, the team is erring on the side of caution with all of their injured players, and rightfully so after the pain-plagued season of 2011.
"We'll see how it goes with Vogelsong," Bochy said. "Knock on wood, it'll go well. We don't think it's something we'll need to do. ... But if he has a hiccup or we don't think he's quite ready, that's a way we could go."
Bumgarner will get the ball in one of the team's Sunday split-squad games against the Brewers.
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