Bummer: Giants won’t let Madison Bumgarner hit on Friday at Yankee Stadium

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The Giants will play back-to-back interleague series this week with two games in Boston against the Red Sox on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a three-game set in New York against the Yankees starting on Friday.

Madison Bumgarner is scheduled to start Friday’s game. Unlike on June 30, Giants manager Bruce Bochy does not plan to give up the DH to allow Bumgarner to hit, per CSN Bay Area’s Alex Pavlovic. Bochy said his team would be facing a lot of right-handed pitching, and also mentioned that the weather would be hot and humid.

Bumgarner is currently one of the best arguments against the DH. The ace has belted two home runs already this year, giving him 13 since the start of the 2012 season. The only other pitchers with at least five home runs since 2012 are Travis Wood (seven) and Mike Leake (six).

As far as the pitching goes, Bumgarner is in the midst of what may end up being the best season of his career. He’s 10-5 with a 2.12 ERA and a 155/33 K/BB ratio in 135 2/3 innings.

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Mariners sign RHP reliever Trevor Gott to 1-year contract

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SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have begun the process of bolstering their bullpen by signing right-hander Trevor Gott to a one-year contract on Wednesday.

Gott appeared in 45 games last season with Milwaukee, going 3-4 with a 4.14 ERA. Gott had 44 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings and held opponents to a .204 batting average.

Gott’s signing helps fill a void created when Erik Swanson was traded to Toronto as part of the deal that brought slugger Teoscar Hernandez to Seattle earlier this month. Gott has also pitched for San Francisco, Washington and the Los Angeles Angels.

Last season with the Brewers, Gott saw significant drops in batting average against and walk percentage, while raising his strikeout percentage.

Seattle also made a front office announcement Wednesday with the promotion of Andy McKay to assistant general manager. McKay has been with the club since 2015, when he was hired as the director of player development. McKay was promoted to senior director of baseball development in November 2021.

In his new role, McKay will oversee baseball development at all levels of the organization.