3-Time World Series Champ DFA'd

In a stunning move, that at the same time can't be considered surprising, the Arizona Diamondbacks have designated three-time world champion and World Series MVP Madison Bumgarner for assignment.

Still only 33, Bumgarner was off to a horrendous start to the season, with a 10.26 ERA in three starts, surrendering four home runs and 20 runs in 16 innings. He's walked 15 batters in the 16 frames, against just 10 strikeouts.

The veteran left-hander and former playoff hero with the San Francisco Giants is still owed $37 million on the five-year, $85M deal he signed with the Snakes in 2020.

He's only managed to go 15-32 with a 5.23 ERA in his three+ seasons in the desert. 

After clearing waivers (which he most certainly will due to the huge amount of money attached to his contract), he'll be free to sign with any team for the major league minimum. 

In 15 seasons, Bumgarner has a career 3.47 ERA with an equally-impressive 1.15 WHIP and 8.4-to-2.2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. But the last three seasons? Yikes.

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