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Madison Bumgarner exits early after come-backer to his pitching hand

Get your prayer candles and offerings to the baseball gods ready.

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Well, this certainly isn’t how you want to end camp.

In his final start of the spring, Madison Bumgarner was forced to exit today’s game against the Royals after Whit Merrifield hit a line drive that came back and hit Bumgarner on his pitching hand.

Bumgarner was quickly evaluated by Bruce Bochy and Dave Groeschner and left the field.

Video of the incident:

The extent of the injury is unknown at this time, but Bumgarner is scheduled to start Opening Day against the Dodgers on Thursday.

Today’s been a pretty injury-heavy day around the rest of the league, so we won’t judge you if you want to freak out right now. However, do at least try to wait until we have a little more information before reaching full-on panic levels.

Some slightly hopeful news from Henry Schulman:

And a bit of odd news from Alex Pavlovic:

We will update as we get more information.