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Video: Yasiel Puig dances with Alanna Rizzo at Dodger FanFest


Yasiel Puig brought some Cuban flavor and charm to the Dodgers’ annual FanFest on Saturday at Chavez Ravine, showing off a couple dance moves with former MLB Network host and current SportsNet LA reporter Alanna Rizzo …

Los Angeles will be hoping for a big bounceback 2016 from Puig, who was limited to 79 games last year because of hamstring issues and batted just .255/.322/.436 with 11 home runs and 38 RBI when healthy.

Jeff Samardzija to undergo MRI on right shoulder

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Update (12:58 AM ET): Per Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle, Samardzija has been diagnosed with a strained pectoral muscle. He’ll be shut down for a week. That’s good news for the Giants, considering the alternatives.


Giants starter Jeff Samardzija will undergo an MRI on his ailing right shoulder, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. The right-hander struggled in a minor league game on Wednesday, surrendering a pair of home runs and hitting a batter. Overall this spring, Samardzija has given up 15 runs (13 earned) on 17 hits (six homers) and seven walks with seven strikeouts in 11 innings.

This may mean Samardzija won’t be ready for the start of the regular season. Derek Holland would likely replace Samardzija in the rotation. Holland had been competing for the No. 5 spot in the Giants’ rotation.

Samardzija led the National League in losses last season with 15, also posting a 4.42 ERA with a 205/32 K/BB ratio in a league-high 207 2/3 innings. Since becoming a starter, Samardzija has been able to avoid injury, making 32 or 33 starts in each of the last five seasons.