10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
21 hours ago

Samardzija (shoulder) is slated to make his second rehab appearance at Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija put together a positive outing Friday against Round Rock, giving up just one hit across three scoreless innings. If he can get through another start without any issues, there's a good chance he could return from the disabled list in the near future.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 days ago

Samardzija (shoulder) struck out four and allowed just one hit over three scoreless innings in his first rehab start Friday for Triple-A Round Rock, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija was efficient, too, as he needed just 43 pitches to get nine outs. He'll have to show he can get through another start without issue before returning to the Giants, but he is on a good pace to return in late June.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
6 days ago

Samardzija (shoulder) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento on Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija will throw around 60 pitches Friday and the Giants will evaluate him afterwards, though the expectation is that the veteran will require multiple starts on the farm before being cleared to rejoin the big-league rotation.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 week ago

Samardzija (shoulder) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session with no issues Monday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija threw 20 pitches from the windup and another 20 from the stretch, noting afterwards that it was the best he's felt all season, including spring training. Per Crowley, the veteran is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment later in the week -- either Thursday or Friday -- and will likely make two starts before rejoining the Giants' rotation. Prior to landing on the disabled list with shoulder tightness, Samardzija struggled to a brutal 6.56 ERA through eight starts.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
1 week ago

Samardzija (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a 40-pitch bullpen session Monday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija tossed a bullpen session Friday and will partake in another throwing session Monday. It hasn't been announced if he'll required a minor-league rehab start or not, but it seems likely that Samardzija could return in the next week or so barring any setbacks.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Samardzija (shoulder) threw from 100 feet off flat ground Tuesday and will have a bullpen session Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija has been on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation since last Wednesday and isn't expected to face an extended absence. Friday's bullpen session should provide a better idea of whether the veteran right-hander will be able to return sometime next week.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
2 weeks ago

Samardzija (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound Monday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija was placed on the disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation but will be able to get some initial mound work in Monday. He's expected to miss just one turn in the rotation.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Samardzija (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as the Giants already announced that Samardzija is expected to miss his next start due to a bout of shoulder tightness that forced his premature removal from Tuesday's game. Fortunately, an MRI revealed no structural damage, according to Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, leaving the Giants hopeful that he'll miss just one turn in the rotation. Tyler Beede was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding roster move, while Ty Blach and Dereck Rodriguez are both options to fill in for Samardzija in the rotation over the weekend.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Samardzija exited Tuesday's game against the Rockies with right shoulder tightness, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija pitched only one inning Tuesday night before leaving the game, and allowed two runs on three hits with one strikeout. The severity of the injury remains unclear as is the 30-year-old's status for his next expected start, which was slated for Sunday against the Phillies.

10DJeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 weeks ago

Samardzija left with an apparent injury after pitching only one inning during Tuesday's game against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija allowed two runs on three hits with a strikeout, throwing 23 pitches during the inning. The game broadcast showed the 33-year-old talking with manager Bruce Bochy and the athletic trainer in the dugout after the inning, and he subsequently broke a bat over his right leg. The specifics on the issue remain unclear at this point, and the right-hander should be considered day-to-day for now.