Video: Garin Cecchini slugs his first MLB homer

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Watch as Red Sox infielder Garin Cecchini takes Rays starter Jake Odorizzi deep to right field in the bottom of the second inning Wednesday for the first home run of his major league career …

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Cecchini ranked 51st on Baseball Prospectus’ Top 100 prospects list before the start of the 2014 season. He’s not a huge power threat yet but put up a solid .298/.396/.433 slash line in 393 career minor league games.

Giants place Samardjiza on IL due to shoulder impingement

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LOS ANGELES — Jeff Samardjiza has been placed on the 10-day injured list by the San Francisco Giants due to right shoulder impingement.

Manager Gabe Kapler said before Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers that the right-hander told trainers and the coaching staff that he felt like wasn’t able to get the arm loose during Friday’s game. Samardjiza is scheduled to undergo an MRI on Saturday.

Samardjiza went four-plus innings and allowed six runs on seven hits in a 7-2 loss to the Dodgers. He is 0-2 with a 9.88 ERA in three starts.

The Giants have recalled left-hander Andrew Suarez from their alternate training site, but Kapler said he hasn’t finalized a revised starting rotation.