It was just an average day at Giants camp on Monday, as you’ll see below courtesy of the team’s official Twitter account:
Yes, that is 2014 World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner dressed up as Paul Bunyan with a bull at his side. I’d like to believe that Bumgarner just travels all the time like this. Heck, who’s to say he doesn’t? However, this scene was actually part of a photoshoot for Giants Magazine. It’s nice to see that the Hickory, North Carolina native has a good sense of humor about his image.
CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians traded outfielder Will Benson to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday for outfielder Justin Boyd.
The defending AL Central champions also will get a player to be named from the Reds in the swap.
Cincinnati drafted Boyd in the second round last year out of Oregon State. He led the Pac-12 with a .373 batting average and 24 steals in 2022. The 21-year-old batted .203 in 73 at-bats for Class-A Daytona.
The 6-foot-5 Benson spent 28 games with the Guardians last season, batting .182 with three RBIs in 28 games. The 24-year-old struggled at the plate, striking out 19 times in just 55 at-bats.
Benson was once considered one of Cleveland’s top outfield prospects, but has since been surpassed by Steven Kwan, Oscar Gonzalez and Will Brennan.