Giants' Samardzija may be headed to DL

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) San Francisco Giants starter Jeff Samardzija reportedly has a strained pectoral muscle that will shut him down for at least a week and likely force him to start the season on the disabled list.

Manager Bruce Bochy told reporters on Thursday that an MRI confirmed the diagnosis of an issue that has been bothering Samardzija all spring.

Samardzija has a 10.64 ERA in four starts this spring as his fastball has lacked its usual velocity.


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