MRI shows a partial tear in Chase Whitley’s UCL

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Yankees starter Chase Whitley exited Thursday’s start against the Rays with an elbow injury. The right-hander underwent an MRI, which showed a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports. Surgery is an option, but he’ll be reevaluated in New York first.

Whitley had done a good job over his first two starts before being hit around by the Orioles and leaving Thursday’s start against the Rays in his most recent two starts. Overall, he has a 4.19 ERA with a 16/5 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings.

Chris Capuano, who has been dealing with a quadriceps injury, is expected to come off of the disabled list to take Whitley’s place in the rotation.

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.