Colorado Rockies

Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

Madison Bumgarner was zooming around on a dirt bike during his team's day off when he hit a slippery spot and crashed.

The freak accident landed him on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday and left the San Francisco Giants coping with the loss of their ace as they struggle through a rough start.

The left-hander bruised ribs and a sprained a joint in his pitching shoulder from the wipeout that occurred Thursday. The timetable for his return was not announced — a blow for a team that's last in the NL West.

"I think the main thing is you have to be grateful he's not hurt worse than he is," Giants catcher Buster Posey said.

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