Astros right-hander Brad Peacock was bothered by hip problems at the end of the season and recently underwent surgery to remove bone spurs.
General manager Jeff Luhnow told Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle that Peacock is not expected to be ready for the start of spring training in February, which is somewhat noteworthy given that it’s being referred to as a “routine” operation.
Peacock, who was acquired from the A’s as part of the Jed Lowrie/Chris Carter trade in February of 2013, has a 4.90 ERA in 215 innings for the Astros through age 26. He’s managed 196 strikeouts in those 215 frames, but that comes with 107 walks and 35 homers allowed.
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.