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Twins activate Joe Mauer


The Minnesota Twins activated first baseman Joe Mauer from the disabled list. Mauer missed 25 games due to a neck strain and concussion-like symptoms resulting from a dive for a foul ball. Mauer, obviously, has suffered concussions in the past, so caution was the order of the day, obviously.

Mauer went hitless in 10 at-bats over three games with Triple-A Rochester. He’s hitting .283/.404/.355 on the season.

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.