UPDATE: It’s official. Odorizzi is on the DL.
Tampa Bay hasn’t officially placed Jake Odorizzi on the disabled list yet, but pitching coach Jim Hickey said today on MLB Network Radio that the right-hander is “probably a few weeks” from pitching again.
Odorizzi left Friday’s start with a strained oblique muscle, which almost always requires a disabled list stint and typically lasts longer than the minimum 15-day stay.
It’s another tough break for a Rays rotation that has been wrecked by injuries, although at least there’s nothing wrong with Odorizzi’s arm. He was off to a great start with a 2.47 ERA and 63/15 K/BB ratio in 77 innings at age 25.
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.