Another star pitcher is off the free agent market. Madison Bumgarner is reportedly heading to Arizona.
According to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, the Diamondbacks have signed the left-handed ace to a five-year contract. Bumgarner has spent his entire career in the NL West with the San Francisco Giants.
The deal is reportedly worth $85 million in total.
BREAKING: Left-hander Madison Bumgarner and the Arizona Diamondbacks are nearing a five-year deal, sources familiar with the agreement tell ESPN.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) December 15, 2019
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 15, 2019
Bumgarner is the fourth major starting pitching domino to fall. Stephen Strasburg re-upped in D.C., while Gerrit Cole elected to sign with the New York Yankees.
Earlier today, the Cleveland Indians traded Corey Kluber to the Texas Rangers. Now, the 30-year-old Bumgarner is on his way to the desert.
A four-time All-Star, Bumgarner won three World Series rings with the Giants (2010,2012 and 2014). He was the MVP of that 2014 Fall Classic.
For his career, Bumgarner is 119-92 with a 3.13 ERA and 1,794 strikeouts in 1,846 innings pitched.