Video: Statcast breaks down Byron Buxton’s running grab


Check out the ground covered and route efficiency on this Byron Buxton catch from Saturday …

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Data really is beautiful. Buxton is having a rough weekend offensively and he owns a weak .205/.235/.269 batting line in his first 82 major league plate appearances, but the 21-year-old has met the hype on defense.

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.