Dodgers to shut Brandon League down for three weeks


Dodgers reliever Brandon League, already headed to the disabled list, will be shut down for three weeks, Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports. He was prescribed rest. Manager Don Mattingly added that League likely won’t pitch for a couple of months.

League, 32, has been dealing with discomfort in his right shoulder for most of the spring. The Dodgers will pay him $7.5 million for the season a year after he posted a 2.57 ERA with a 38/27 K/BB ratio (and no home runs allowed) in 63 innings.

Closer Kenley Jansen will also begin the season on the disabled list, leaving the Dodgers hurting for bullpen help already.

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.