Samardzija (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. This comes as no surprise, as the right-hander remains unlikely to return this season. Samardzija is currently seeking more opinions on his shoulder, though he said surgery has been ruled out, per Crowley.
Manager Bruce Bochy said a return for Samardzija (shoulder) this season seems doubtful, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. A second opinion on Samardzija's shoulder confirmed the right-hander simply needs rest before resuming his rehab. However, given how late it is in the season and how long the 33-year-old has been on the shelf, it doesn't sound like he'll have enough time to get back up to speed before the end of September. He's posted a disappointing 6.25 ERA across 10 starts (44.2 innings) through an injury-riddled season.
Samardzija is getting a second opinion on his injured shoulder after being told to rest by one doctor Friday, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic Bay Area reports. Samardzija hasn't pitched in the majors since before the All-Star break. He experienced shoulder soreness during his first rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Richmond. If the second opinion confirms that he'll need to rest his shoulder, he could well be out for the rest of the season.
Samardzija felt soreness in his right shoulder during his latest rehab start at Double-A Richmond, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Samardzija cruised through four scoreless innings at Double-A on Wednesday, but he felt shoulder soreness throughout the start. He's slated to visit with doctors Friday to determine the next step in his recovery. More news on his status should surface after being evaluated, although it's entirely possible he'll remain on the disabled list for the rest of the season.
Samardzija (shoulder) covered four shutout innings in his rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Richmond, giving up one hit and one walk and striking out one in the outing. Samardzija has been on the shelf since mid-July after aggravating a right shoulder injury, but it looks like he could be gearing up for a September return. The 33-year-old didn't induce many swings and misses in his first rehab start, but he worked efficiently in the 53-pitch appearance, retiring 12 of the 15 batters he faced. He'll presumably ramp up his workload in his next rehab start before likely slotting back into the San Francisco rotation.