OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Samardzija (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

This comes as no surprise, as the right-hander remains unlikely to return this season. Samardzija is currently seeking more opinions on his shoulder, though he said surgery has been ruled out, per Crowley.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
3 months ago

Manager Bruce Bochy said a return for Samardzija (shoulder) this season seems doubtful, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

A second opinion on Samardzija's shoulder confirmed the right-hander simply needs rest before resuming his rehab. That said, given how late it is in the season and how long the 33-year-old has been on the shelf, it doesn't sound like he'll have enough time to get back up to speed before the end of September. He's posted a disappointing 6.25 ERA across 10 starts (44.2 innings) through an injury-riddled season.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija is getting a second opinion on his injured shoulder after being told to rest by one doctor Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija hasn't pitched in the majors since before the All-Star break. He experienced shoulder soreness during his first rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Richmond. If the second opinion confirms that he'll need to rest his shoulder, he could well be out for the rest of the season.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija felt soreness in his right shoulder during his latest rehab start at Double-A Richmond, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija cruised through four scoreless innings at Double-A on Wednesday, but he felt shoulder soreness throughout the start. He's slated to visit with doctors Friday to determine the next step in his recovery. More news on his status should surface after being evaluated, although it's entirely possible he'll remain on the disabled list for the rest of the season.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija (shoulder) covered four shutout innings in his rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Richmond, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out one in the outing.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija has been on the shelf since mid-July after aggravating a right shoulder injury, but it looks like he could be gearing up for a September return. The 33-year-old didn't induce many swings and misses in his first rehab start, but he worked efficiently in the 53-pitch appearance, retiring 12 of the 15 batters he faced. He'll presumably ramp up his workload in his next rehab start before likely slotting back into the San Francisco rotation.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija's (shoulder) Wednesday rehab start will be for Double-A Richmond instead of Triple-A Sacramento, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The location change should have little effect on Samardzija's recovery timeline. He's expected to make a pair of starts before going back to San Francisco. Assuming each start falls on normal rest, he'd be lined up to start Sept. 1 against the Mets.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija (shoulder) will start a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija is set to embark on a rehab assignment after pitching against live batters Monday. He'll likely require at least two starts in the minor leagues, and if all goes well, he could return from the disabled list by the end of August.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija (shoulder) will face live hitters Friday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija has been on the shelf since July 15 with shoulder inflammation. He threw a 30-pitch simulated game earlier in the week with no issues, and he should be cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment sometime after Friday's session if everything goes off without a hitch.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija (shoulder) tossed two simulated innings Monday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija said his shoulder felt good during his latest throwing session. He threw a 30-pitch simulated game and faced Hunter Pence: this marks the first time Samardzija has pitched against a live hitter since suffering the injury. Barring any setbacks, he should be slated to embark on a minor-league assignment sometime this week.

OUTJeff Samardzija
SP SF
4 months ago

Samardzija (shoulder) is hopeful to start a minor-league rehab assignment sometime next week, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

EDGE Analysis

Samardzija tossed a 30-pitch bullpen session Monday, and he's slated to throw again Thursday. If all goes well, he'll pitch against live hitters Aug. 13, per John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle. Samardzija would then embark on a rehab assignment after facing live batters, as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks. Though a return is in sight, he'll have to clear a few more hurdles before coming off the shelf.