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Wil Myers hits for the cycle


Padres first baseman Wil Myers hit for the cycle on Monday night against the Rockies at Coors Field. He singled in the first inning, hit an RBI double in the third, hit a solo home run to lead off the sixth, and completed the cycle with a leadoff triple in the eighth.

Myers is the second player in Padres history to hit for the cycle. The other was Matt Kemp on August 14, 2015 against the Rockies, also at Coors Field.

John Jaso, on September 28 last season with the Pirates against the Cubs, was the last player to hit for the cycle in the majors. Three players in total — Freddie Freeman and Rajai Davis were the others — accomplished the feat last season.

After Monday’s performance, Myers is hitting .382/.382/.794 with three home runs and seven RBI in 34 plate appearances this season.

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.