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Giants' Bumgarner looks sharp, fans 8 in first rehab start

San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner was sharp in his first rehabilitation start since breaking the pinkie on his pitching hand in March, striking out eight while throwing 47 pitches over 3 2/3 hitless innings for Triple-A Sacramento.

It was such an encouraging start that Bumgarner didn't rule out an immediate return to the Giants — if that decision was made.

"I obviously didn't know before today, but judging off the way I felt out there, I think so for sure," Bumgarner said. "I wouldn't say I'd be back and be in midseason form, but I feel definitely good enough to get some outs."

Bumgarner threw 31 strikes and walked one Saturday...