Because of September roster expansion and the lack of need for disabled list stints it’s much harder to differentiate between a day-to-day injury and a more significant injury.
Which brings us to Marlins shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria, who’s out of the lineup tonight for the 11th consecutive game with a hamstring injury while remaining on the active roster.
Miguel Rojas has been filling in for Hechavarria, whose surprisingly strong start to the season eventually gave way to his usual underwhelming offensive production in the form of a .689 OPS in 130 games overall.
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.