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David Ortiz hires private investigator to look into his shooting

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Ex-Red Sox star David Ortiz was shot in the Dominican Republic in early June. Initial reports — quickly recanted — characterized it as a “hit” on Ortiz. Soon after officials characterized it as a case of mistaken identity.

That struck some at a bit odd in that Ortiz is arguably the single most famous person in all of the Dominican Republic and, obviously, is pretty distinctive looking. It’s apparently not just a few of us weirdos out here who find that rather curious. It seems that even David Ortiz does.

Why? because according to the Boston Globe, Ortiz has hired a security consultant — former Boston police commissioner Ed Davis — to look into the shooting. Davis will reportedly lead independent investigation into the shooting that includes enlisting “a team of private investigators to scour his native Dominican Republic for answers.” The report quotes a spokesman for Ortiz saying he’s “damn interested in finding out what really happened.” The “really” is a tell that that mistaken identity report isn’t washing with Ortiz.

Stay tuned.

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.