Brewers second base prospect Keston Hiura made his major league debut on Tuesday night in Philadelphia, batting seventh. He wasted no time collecting his first hit, lining a single off of Jerad Eickhoff‘s backside to lead off the top of the second inning.
Eickhoff stayed in the game following the line drive — registered by Statcast at 103.6 MPH — but then yielded a single to Jesús Aguilar followed by a three-run home run to Yasmani Grandal.
Hiura is well-regarded for his ability to make contact. He hit .333 in 147 plate appearances with Triple-A San Antonio prior to his promotion, and owned a .316 batting average across parts of three seasons in the minors.
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.