Alex Gordon underwent wrist surgery

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Blair Kerkhoff of The Kansas City Star reported earlier this week that Royals outfielder Alex Gordon underwent surgery on his right wrist. Specifically, the procedure was a wrist extensor retinaculum repair. The Royals expect him to be ready with plenty of time to spare before Opening Day in April.

Gordon had missed a few games in mid-July due to wrist discomfort, and told the team that he was still having discomfort during his off-season workouts prior to Christmas.

Gordon, 30, helped lead the Royals to the World Series after batting a productive .266/.351/.432 with 19 home runs and 74 RBI in 643 plate appearances during the regular season. During the playoffs, he hit .204/.317/.370 with one home run and 11 RBI in 63 plate appearances.

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.