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White Sox photographer evades another ceremonial first pitch

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Hit me once, shame on you. Hit me twice, shame on me.

Wait, that doesn’t apply to this situation because the photographer for the Chicago White Sox who was famously smacked by an errant ceremonial first pitch a couple of weeks ago was and is just doing his dang job.

And he was doing it again last night when someone else threw a bad first pitch. Thankfully, this time, he was a bit more heads-up about it:

The difference between catching an eephus pitch and a fastball, I suppose. Either way, I have two words for this poor soul: Telephoto Lens.

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.