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Dodgers acquire Jedd Gyorko from Cardinals


The Dodgers have acquired infielder Jedd Gyorko from the Cardinals in exchange for lefty reliever Tony Cingrani and minor league pitcher Jeffry Abreu, the Cardinals announced.

Gyorko, 30, has been on the injured list since early June due to lower back, calf, and wrist injuries. He hit a light .196/.274/.304 with two home runs and seven RBI in 62 plate appearances beforehand. Gyorko is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon.

The Dodgers’ infield depth has taken a hit with David Freese, Kiké Hernández, and Chris Taylor on the injured list. Once health himself, Gyorko can help as an infield backup with his experience at second base, third base, and shortstop.

Cingrani, 30, has a disappointing 4.76 ERA with 36 strikeouts and six walks in 22 2/3 innings of work this season out of the Dodgers’ bullpen.

Abreu, 19, has spent 2019 at rookie ball, where he’s pitched 19 1/3 innings. He has allowed 12 runs (10 earned) on 19 hits and six walks with 24 strikeouts.

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.