Yankees not ruling out bringing back David Robertson, but are ready to move on

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Jack Curry of the YES Network reports that while Yankees GM Brian Cashman hasn’t ruled out the possibility of bringing back 2014 closer David Robertson, he thinks his club has enough bullpen depth to move forward as presently constructed. The Yankees signed Andrew Miller to a four-year, $36 million contract earlier today which pairs him up at the back end of the bullpen with Dellin Betances.

Robertson is reportedly seeking “Jonathan Papelbon money” — somewhere in the area of four years and $50 million. The Yankees would obviously be interested if he reduced his asking price. There hasn’t been a lot of buzz around the right-hander aside from the Yankees, as the Astros and Blue Jays are the two most serious teams linked to him thus far.

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.