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Giants call up prospect Shaun Anderson

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It’s a big day for calling up prospects. First the Brewers did it, then the Indians and now the Giants. San Francisco has called up top pitching prospect Shaun Anderson and will start on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Anderson, 24, is a hard-throwing right-hander acquired from the Red Sox organization in the Eduardo Nuñez trade in 2017. So far this year in Triple-A he has a 4.11 in seven starts. That may not look great but (a) the Pacific Coast League is notoriously offense-friendly; (b) he has 37 strikeouts and 11 walks in 35 innings and that’s not too bad; and (c) he has allowed just three homers, which is fantastic given the home run spike seen at Triple-A this year.

The Giants are about to start a tear-down rebuild, it would seem. What better time to see what they’ve got in Anderson?

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.