There will be a Giants reunion in the desert to start off the next decade. Forever Giants Madison Bumgarner and Stephen Vogt are staying in the NL West with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Bumgarner reportedly agreed to a five-year, $85 million contract with the D-backs on Sunday. Vogt signed a one-year contract with Arizona on Nov. 26.
And Vogt, who caught Bumgarner in four games last season, told the Associated Press' Janie McCauley that he couldn't be happier to play with the veteran left-hander once again.
New D-backs C Stephen Vogt on teaming up w/ex-Giants LHP Bumgarner: “I’m very excited to be playing with Madison again! He is the ultimate competitor & I know he will help us immensely. This team is already in a good position & adding someone like Bum will only add to that!”— Janie McCauley (@JanieMcCAP) December 15, 2019
The San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman also reached out to Vogt.
... when he comes back to Oracle." Bumgarner called Vogt this morning to let him know he'd reached terms with the #diamondbacks. Said Bum like so many players are is attracted to that team because they like Phoenix. (3/3).— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) December 15, 2019
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Vogt was behind the dish for 24 of Bumgarner's 207 2/3 innings pitched last season, and could be for many more next year in Arizona. The two will return to San Francisco to face the Giants at Oracle Park for the first time from April 6-9.
Bumgarner is reuniting with another former teammate, too. Fellow starting pitcher Mike Leake was with the Giants for two months in 2015, when he was acquired from the Reds at the MLB trade deadline.