Blue Jays acquire Arnold Leon from A’s

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In a minor move designed to add some pitching depth the Blue Jays have acquired right-hander Arnold Leon from the A’s in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Leon was dropped from the 40-man roster by Oakland following the Henderson Alvarez signing last week.

He made his MLB debut last season at age 26 with a 4.39 ERA and 19/9 K/BB ratio in 27 innings spent exclusively as a reliever. Leon has tons of starting experience in the minors, but has generally been more successful working out of the bullpen on the way to posting a 4.35 ERA and in 310 total innings at Triple-A.

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.