Minor leaguer who threw a ball into a brawl suspended 30 games

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Earlier this week we told you about West Michigan Whitecaps reliever Eduardo Jimenez, who came onto an on-field brawl with a baseball in his hand and flung it into the scrum. At the time we suspected that he’d get a hefty suspension. Yep, he did. MLive.com reports that he has received a 30-game suspension.

That’s a bit more than Hunter Strickland got for throwing at Bryce Harper. I’m guessing that Jimenez didn’t reach 98 m.p.h. with his throw, though.

 

 

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.