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Zack Greinke to throw a bullpen session ahead of Monday’s start

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Zack Greinke will throw a bullpen session on Friday. Assuming all goes well, the right-hander will be on track to start on Monday in San Francisco against the Giants, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports. He would also make one more start before the end of the regular season, at home against the Padres.

Greinke has missed what would have amounted to two starts due to a sore calf. He remains the favorite for the National League Cy Young Award, though Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta has closed some serious distance. Greinke leads the majors with a 1.65 ERA, an .857 winning percentage (18-3), and a 0.848 WHIP. He also has a sterling 185/36 K/BB ratio over 207 2/3 innings.

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.