Jeremy Affeldt injured his knee playing with his kids

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Giants reliever Jeremy Affeldt has been placed on the disabled list with a left knee subluxation, which the left-hander says he suffered while playing with his children.

We were kind of playing around, and I just lost my footing. … It’s unfortunate. I’m frustrated. I feel bad for what happened–it’s a little embarrassing–but I wasn’t doing anything stupid.

This isn’t the first time Affeldt has suffered a weird injury while at home. Back in 2011 he sliced open his right hand while using a knife to separate frozen hamburgers and missed the final month of the season.

After this latest injury Giants manager Bruce Bochy called it “Jeremy being Jeremy” and Affeldt called it “another standard ‘me injury’ on an off day.”

Affeldt has a 5.46 ERA this season, so it’s not a huge blow to San Francisco’s bullpen.

White Sox shut down Lucas Giolito for remainder of season

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The Athletic’s James Fegan reports that the White Sox are shutting down starter Lucas Giolito for the remainder of a season. An MRI revealed a mild lat strain, which typically comes with a three- to four-week recovery timetable. The third-place, 65-84 White Sox have nothing left to play for, so it makes sense to play it safe with their prized young hurler.

Giolito, 25, had a breakout season. He went 14-9 with a 3.41 ERA and a 228/57 K/BB ratio in 176 2/3 innings. He made his first All-Star team and will likely earn a few downballot votes for the AL Cy Young Award.

Giolito was scheduled to start Tuesday’s series opener against the Twins. Ross Detwiler will start in his place opposite Martín Pérez.