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David Robertson to undergo season-ending surgery


Phillies reliever David Robertson will not pitch again this season, The Athletic’s Meghan Montemurro reports, as the right-hander is expected to undergo surgery to repair his right flexor tendon. Robertson may need to undergo Tommy John surgery as well.

Robertson, 34, signed a two-year, $23 million contract with the Phillies in January. He appeared in seven games before landing on the injured list in mid-April where he’s been ever since. Robertson allowed four runs on eight hits and six walks with six strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

If Robertson needs to undergo Tommy John surgery, there’s a high likelihood he won’t be able to pitch at all in 2020. The Phillies do hold a club option for his 2021 season at $12 million with a $2 million buyout.

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.