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When Madison Bumgarner, D-backs first play Giants in San Francisco

When Madison Bumgarner, D-backs first play Giants in San Francisco

Wipe your tears and mark your calendars. It's time to get ready for Madison Bumgarner's return to San Francisco. 

The longtime Giants ace and World Series hero reportedly agreed to a five-year, $85 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, according to ESPN's Jeff Passan. With MadBum reportedly staying in the NL West, Giants fans still will be able to see the legendary lefty plenty of times. 

Giants fans won't have to wait long to see Bumgarner back in San Francisco. The D-backs visit Oracle Park for a four-game series from April 6-9. 

That won't be the first time Bumgarner faces the Giants, though. San Francisco's second series of the 2020 season is in Arizona, from March 30 to April 1.

Giants president of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi met with Bumgarner's representatives at the MLB Winter Meetings, but it always seemed like a long shot the 30-year-old pitcher would return to San Francisco. 

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Bumgarner, a three-time World Series winner, was looking to earn a big payday in his first free-agency tour while hoping to sign with a winner. The Giants, however, clearly are building towards 2021 and beyond as their roster becomes younger. 

Pour one -- or seven -- out and fire off a snot rocket. The Madison Bumgarner Era is over in San Francisco, but he isn't going too far away. 

MLB rumors: Giants-Dodgers set for Opening Day, national TV on July 23

MLB rumors: Giants-Dodgers set for Opening Day, national TV on July 23

Giants fans across the country reportedly will get to see San Francisco's first game of the shortened 60-game 2020 MLB season on their televisions.

The Giants will be playing in Los Angeles against the Dodgers on July 23, and the game will be nationally televised, USA Today's Bob Nightengale reported Saturday morning.

The Chronicle's Henry Schulman first reported earlier this week that the Giants would open the season on July 23 at Dodger Stadium.

Nightengale also reported that the league's full schedule will be released on Monday, so the Giants' full 60-game slate should be made public then.

This story will be updated.

Giants add four more to player pool, including two top infield prospects

Giants add four more to player pool, including two top infield prospects

It was a poorly kept secret that catcher Chadwick Tromp and shortstop Will Wilson would be part of the Giants' 60-man player pool. Both had posted on social media this week that they were in San Francisco. 

The Giants officially added both Saturday morning, along with two of their more intriguing prospects: Luis Toribio and Camilo Doval. Their pool is at 56, leaving three more spots with the likelihood that Hunter Bishop also gets added once he recovers from the coronavirus.

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Toribio, a 19-year-old third baseman, becomes one of the youngest players in a big league camp this summer. Signed out of the Dominican Republic, he has a .282/.428/.467 slash line in 118 games but has not played above rookie ball yet. He likely would have started this season at Low-A Augusta. 

Wilson already is somewhat known by Giants fans because he came over in a December trade, when the Giants took on Zack Cozart's $12.6 million -- now their most expensive contract -- to get a player they had considered taking with the 10th overall pick last June. Wilson had a .768 OPS in 46 games after getting drafted by the Los Angeles Angels last year. He joins former North Carolina State teammate Patrick Bailey in camp. 

Doval is an intriguing addition, and he was officially added on his 23rd birthday. He has a fastball that has reached triple digits and has averaged nearly 13 strikeouts-per-nine in the minors. Doval was in San Jose last season, and he's the type who should move quickly through the organization as a hard-throwing reliever.

Tromp was in big league camp this spring and gives the Giants additional catching depth. He put up good OBP numbers in the Cincinnati Reds' system before the Giants added him as a minor league free agent. 

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Toribio is the organization's No. 6 prospect per Baseball America, and No. 7 according to MLB Pipeline. Wilson is ranked in the top 12 on both lists.

With the addition of Toribio and the possibility of Bishop being added, the Giants would have much of their top 10 in camp. Alexander Canario, Luis Matos, Sean Hjelle and Seth Corry stand out as prospects still waiting for the call.