Delmon Young released by the Orioles

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When the Orioles designated Delmon Young for assignment last week they seemed to think finding a taker for him via trade was likely, but that apparently didn’t pan out and now they’ve released him.

Young is still just 29 years old despite seemingly being around forever, but he’s a terrible defensive corner outfielder and doesn’t hit enough to make up for it. This season he batted .270 with two homers and a .628 OPS in 52 games for the Orioles and Young has a combined .708 OPS in 513 games since what looked like a breakout season for the Twins in 2010.

The former No. 1 overall pick and one-time elite prospect will no doubt latch on somewhere, but realistically Young is best suited to be a platoon designated hitter and … well, that’s not really a role that carries much value.

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.