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The Giants designated Jeff Samardzija for assignment and placed him on unconditional release waivers.
This news comes as a bit of a surprise. The 35-year-old missed some time with a shoulder injury this season and has made just four starts this year. He gave up 18 earned runs in 16 2/3 innings while posting a 6/4 K/BB ratio. He'll be a free agent this offseason.
Jeff Samardzija surrendered three runs on three hits with one walk and one strikeout in his first start since being activated from the IL with a shoulder issue.
Samardzija was on a pitch count considering he was making his first appearance since August eighth. He got through the first two inning unscathed and then gave up an RBI single and two-run blast to Fernando Tatis Jr. in the third. Shark finishes the regular season with a rough 9.27 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, and a 6:4 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings (four starts). He'll likely pitch out of the bullpen if the Giants were to make the postseason.
Jeff Samardzija is a candidate to start one game in the Giants doubleheader on Friday against the Padres, per manager Gabe Kapler.
Samardzija has been out since August eighth with a shoulder injury but has been ramping up at the Giants' alternate site with some simulate game work. He's registered a 9.88 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 13 2/3 innings pitched this season. He's not a streaming candidate if he does end up starting on Friday.
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.
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.
Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) threw a simulated game on Saturday.
Samardzija threw roughly 50 pitches and came out of the simulated game “well.” He has struggled much of 2020, owning a 9.88 ERA, 1.61 and 5:4 K:BB across 13 2/3 innings. Shark will continued to be monitored and possibly return to make a few starts by the end of the year.