Madison Bumgarner could be throwing off mound soon

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said last night that Madison Bumgarner could resume throwing off a mound in a couple weeks. If he is back on a mound in mid-May he could be back to game action in the Giants’ rotation by early June.

Bumgarner sustained a displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal of his left hand late in spring training. He said at the time that he hoped to pitch before the All-Star break, and this schedule would definitely have him in line for that.

When he got hurt, a lot of people thought the Giants were sunk. They’re 15-14 right now despite missing their ace, however, and getting him back could give San Francisco a big boost as they pursue the Diamondbacks in the NL West.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.