White Sox sign Matt Albers

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Right-hander Matt Albers and the White Sox have agreed to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Albers settles for a minor-league deal after the Astros declined his $2 million option back in November, but when healthy he’s been a solid middle reliever.

He posted a 2.77 ERA in 123 innings between 2012 and 2013, but missed much of 2014 with shoulder problems.

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.