SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco left-hander Madison Bumgarner has been scratched from his spring start against San Diego due to tightness in his rib cage and a nerve condition in his left foot.
Bumgarner said both issues were minor but he wanted to take care of them now rather than let them linger. He said he would have pitched had it been a regular-season game.
Bumgarner developed neuroma, a nerve condition affecting toes on his left foot, during the offseason and said it was under control following treatment.
The 2014 World Series MVP felt something pull in his rib cage while taking batting practice a few days ago.