Alan Trammell returns to the Tigers

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From the Twitter feed of Tom Gage:

Trammell, of course, was Kirk Gibson’s bench coach in Arizona, and that house was so totally cleaned that you probably can’t find a trace of his existence at Chase Field. Before that Trammell was Lou Piniella’s bench coach in Chicago, but was passed over for the job when Piniella retired. And, of course, managed the Tigers as they rebuilt for three pretty horrible years before Jim Leyland took over. The guy has never been in a really fantastic situation, frankly.

So now he regroups in Detroit. Or gets activated to play shortstop if Jose Iglesias’ shins don’t improve. Which would be pretty sweet and maybe finally convince someone he should be in the Hall of Fame.

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.