Cubs third base prospect Kris Bryant finally hit his first major league home run in his 21st game on Saturday. He hit his first Wrigley Field home run on Monday, drilling a Jacob DeGrom 2-1 fastball into the recently renovated bleachers in left-center to give the Cubs a 2-0 lead in the first inning.
Bryant is now batting .265/.396/.410 with two home runs and 19 RBI on the season. He entered the 2015 campaign rated as the #1 overall prospect in baseball according to Baseball America.
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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.