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Phillies interested in Adam Jones


Jon Heyman reports that the Phillies have shown interest in Orioles outfielder Adam Jones.

Why not? Baltimore is trading everyone else. And, even though Philly needs more help the infield than in the outfield, Jones has at least a little pop and couple help the lineup. He’s hitting .277/.304/.422 with 10 home runs and 38 RBI in 96 games this season, but maybe getting out of he purgatory that is Baltimore will give his bat some new life.

This may just be some random rumor-churning at the moment, as Heyman also says that the Indians have some interest, so who knows.

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.