San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. AP NEWSWIRE

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws against the San Diego Padres during the first inning of a spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. AP NEWSWIRE

New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is expected to miss the first month of the regular season after straining his right shoulder while away at the World Baseball Classic.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday that Gregorius is likely to be sidelined six weeks. Opening day for the Yankees is April 2 at Tampa Bay.

Gregorius was hurt when he turned a double play for the Netherlands on Saturday in an exhibition game against Arizona in preparation for the WBC semifinals.

“It’s someone we’re going to miss,” manager Joe Girardi said before Tuesday night’s game against Boston in Tampa, Florida. “Guys are going to have to step up.”

The Yankees have backup shortstops Ronald Torreyes and Ruben Tejada in camp, along with utilityman Tyler Wade and top prospect Gleyber Torres. Cashman said Torres won’t be in the mix at the start.

Second baseman Starlin Castro will likely get some time at short over the final week and a half of spring training.

BARRY’S BONDING

Barry Bonds is returning to the San Francisco Giants as a special adviser.

The home run champion was scheduled to help coach at spring training beginning Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona. He will work with the minor league teams, too.

Bonds spent last season as Miami’s hitting coach before being fired. He will work with Giants CEO Larry Baer.

“I am excited to be back home with the Giants and join the team in an official capacity,” Bonds said. “San Francisco has always been my home and the Giants will always be my family.

GIANTS 5, PADRES 3

Madison Bumgarner pitched two scoreless innings and fanned three for San Francisco. Nick Hundley hit two homers and drove in four runs. Hunter Pence went 0 for 2 and is hitting .118 this spring.

San Diego’s Trevor Cahill struck out seven over five innings, allowing one run on one hit. He had given up six earned runs in 4 1/3 innings over his last two starts.


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