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Angels, Garrett Richards avoid arbitration with one-year, $6.425M deal

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The Angels and right-hander Garrett Richards have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.425 million contract, reports Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.

Richards was arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter. The 27-year-old requested $7.1 million and was offered $5.3 million by the Angels when figures were exchanged last week, so the two sides settled just north of the midpoint.

Coming off knee surgery, Richards logged a career-high 207 1/3 innings last season while posting a 3.65 ERA with 7.6 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 over 32 starts.

With Richards’ deal done, outfielder Kole Calhoun is the lone arbitration case remaining for the Angels.

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.