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Report: D-Backs designate Bumgarner for assignment

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The Arizona Diamondbacks are designating left-hander Madison Bumgarner for assignment, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.

Bumgarner is still owed more than $34 million from the five-year, $85-million deal he signed prior to the 2020 campaign.

Once he clears waivers, Bumgarner is eligible to sign with any team for the major-league minimum salary of $720,000.

The 33-year-old got off to a rough start this season, authoring a 10.26 ERA in four starts for the first-place D-Backs.

Bumgarner owns a 15-32 record with a 5.23 ERA and 5.18 FIP in 69 starts since joining Arizona.

Left-hander Tommy Henry will start the next time Bumgarner's former spot in the rotation comes up, a source told the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro.

Bumgarner made a name for himself with the San Francisco Giants, where he was a four-time All-Star and three-time World Series champion. He also earned NLCS and World Series MVP honors in 2014.

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