Bochy on Fox report: ‘It’s pole vaulting over mouse turds’

Mark Melancon underwent surgery on Tuesday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

AT&T Park — In the wake of a report from Fox Sports alleging that Mark Melancon had “rubbed some teammates the wrong way early in the season” by upsetting the bullpen’s longstanding stretching routine, Bruce Bochy brushed aside the story.

“It’s pole vaulting over mouse turds,” the San Francisco Giants manager said.

Bumgarner set to make Friday rehab start

Madison Bumgarner, who took batting practice before Monday night’s game, is set to pitch for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats on Friday.

“He’s coming along fine,” Bochy said after Bumgarner threw three no-hit innings for the Arizona Giants in a rookie league game on Sunday night. “No setbacks.”

“I did talk to him a little bit in my office today and he feels great,”Bochy added.

Slater available off bench, could start Wednesday

Bochy said that Austin Slater, who left Sunday’s loss with a tight right hip flexor, should be available to pinch hit on Monday and Tuesday and could return to the starting lineup on Wednesday.

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