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Mexico City will host two regular season MLB games in 2020


Major League Baseball and the MLBPA announced on Tuesday that Mexico City will, for the first time, host regular season MLB games. The Diamondbacks and Padres will play at Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium on April 18-19.

The construction of Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium was completed in March and can seat 20,000 fans. Diablos Rojos del México of the Mexican League called it home this past season. They won the Sur Division with a 67-49 record.

While this will be the first time Mexico City hosts regular season games, it has hosted spring training games in the past at Estadio Fray Nano and Foro Sol in 2001, ’03-04, and ’16. The opening round of the 2009 World Baseball Classic was also held at Foro Sol.

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.