Picture of the Day: Madison Bumgarner dresses up as Paul Bunyan because he can


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.

Guardians trade OF Will Benson to Reds for OF Justin Boyd

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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.