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Posey said Bumgarner’s return will be “a boost”

MIAMI - All-Star catcher Buster Posey was right to the point when asked what it would mean to have Madison Bumgarner back with the Giants. “It would mean we could win some more games,” Posey said from Marlins Park, where the 88th All-Game will be held Tuesday night. Bumgarner, after his latest rehab start at Class A on Monday, was looking forward to rejoining the rotation in San Diego, where the Giants play this weekend. If the lefty goes on the usual four days’ rest, he’d start Saturday. The next day, he fell off a dirt bike in Colorado and sustained a sprained AC joint and bruised ribs. There are different variables in effect just because of the presence a top-of-the-line starter has. The Giants trail first-place Los Angeles by 27 games, and Dodgers All-Star Clayton Kershaw pointed to Bumgarner when asked about the Giants’ lost season. The Giants’ rotation ERA ranks 25th in the majors at 4.95, but Posey acknowledged several factors detoured a team that once expected to contend. John Shea is The San Francisco Chronicle’s national baseball writer.

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