The Arizona Diamondbacks didn't know Madison Bumgarner had been competing in rodeo events under the alias "Mason Saunders."
It was reported on Sunday that he won $26,560 in a team-roping competition in December.
Mike Hazen was aware Bumgarner was "a very strong horseman," and the general manager added that even though he didn't know about the rodeos, that knowledge wouldn't have affected Arizona's decision to sign the left-hander to an $85 million, five-year contract.
"Madison's a grown man and we know he's committed to helping us achieve our goals as a team," Hazen said. "Those have been the conversations that we've had from the time we first talked to him until very recently."