Brandon Morrow shut down at least two more weeks with lingering right shoulder discomfort

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An MRI taken Monday night on Brandon Morrow’s throwing shoulder revealed no major structural damage, but the Padres are going to play it safe with the oft-injured starting pitcher

Morrow was all set to return from the disabled list this Friday, but his shoulder flared up on him Sunday in a rehab start at Double-A San Antonio. The 30-year-old posted an impressive 2.73 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 23/7 K/BB ratio over his first 33 innings this season for the Padres, but he’s been on the shelf now since May 3.

Morrow signed a one-year, $2.5 million free agent contract with San Diego in mid-December. It includes around $5 million in performance-based bonuses, but he’s doubtful to trigger many of those now.

The right-hander threw just 33 1/3 innings for the Blue Jays in 2014 and 54 1/3 innings in 2013.

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.