by Lucas Babits-Feinerman | Thu, Sep 17th 2:17am EDT
Jeff Samardzija, who has been out since August eighth with a shoulder injury, will throw five innings at the Giants alternate site on Thursday. The Giants have been noncommittal on what Samardzija's role will be upon his return but it appears as if they are preparing him to start. Perhaps if all goes well on Thursday he will be activated next week. (Alex Pavlovic on Twitter )
Samardzija has allowed 15 earned runs in 13 2/3 innings pitched this season for the Giants. Fantasy owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can leave him on the Waiver Wire.