Jeff Samardzija

Gregor Blanco, seen here with the Giants in 2016, returns to the big leagues with the injury to Steven Duggar. (Emma Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Steven Duggar heads to DL with shoulder injury, Gregor Blanco returns to San Francisco Giants

AT&T PARK -- After he received treatment Tuesday night for a briefly…

 

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey (28) connects with a pitch against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 3, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey surgery successful, Samardzija to get second opinion

AT&T PARK -- Buster Posey's season-long nightmare may be over, but arguably…

 

Buster Posey did not play in the 2018 All-Star Game due to hip inflammation. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Buster Posey set for Monday surgery, San Francisco Giants to call up Aramis Garcia

AT&T PARK -- Though he's flying out to Colorado on Sunday to…

 

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford readies to throw to first at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bochy says the game has changed, with regards to players like Yasiel Puig

LOS ANGELES -- When Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig came out…

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford readies to throw to first at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) works the mound against the New York Mets at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Jeff Samardzija throws 30-pitch simulated game before Giants face Los Angeles Dodgers

LOS ANGELES -- When San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija was…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) works the mound against the New York Mets at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on August 17, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants to face lefty barrage in Los Angeles

Next week in Los Angeles, the San Francisco Giants will face three…

San Francisco Giants' manager Bruce Bochy reaches to take the ball from Madison Bumgarner as he makes a pitching change against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen lines up a sliding catch against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants notebook: Andrew McCutchen surprised at Pittsburgh Pirates deadline aggressiveness

AT&T Park — When the Pittsburgh Pirates traded right fielder Andrew McCutchen this…

San Francisco Giants right fielder Andrew McCutchen lines up a sliding catch against the Oakland Athletics at Oakland Coliseum on Friday, July 20, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval readies to throw to first against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bruce Bochy laments loss of Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Belt on road to recovering from knee injury

AT&T Park — If there were negative sentiments festering within the San…

San Francisco Giants third baseman Pablo Sandoval readies to throw to first against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt scores a run against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: Brandon Belt returns to the lineup for the San Francisco Giants

OAKLAND — About 24 hours after San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon…

San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt scores a run against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants pitcher Reyes Moronta delivers to home against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: San Francisco Giants will hold back Reyes Moronta, Sam Dyson

OAKLAND — With Madison Bumgarner starting on Saturday, San Francisco Giants manager…

San Francisco Giants pitcher Reyes Moronta delivers to home against the A's at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: San Francisco Giants pitcherJeff Samardzija to re-evaluate approach during shoulder injury rehab

OAKLAND — The San Francisco Giants believe their abysmal 2017 season was…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: Giants place Jeff Samardzija on disabled list

AT&T PARK -- With the Bay Bridge series level after two tight…

San Francisco Giants' Buster Posey connects on an RBI single against the Oakland Athletics at AT&T Park on Friday, July 13, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

Bay Bridge Series Notebook: Oakland A’s recall Franklin Barreto, DFA Santiago Casilla; Jed Lowrie update

AT&T PARK -- The Oakland Athletics relief corps came into yesterday’s game…

Oakland Athletics second baseman Franklin Barreto, center, celebrates with teammates after an 11-2 win against the Chicago White Sox in the first game of a doubleheader at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago on Friday, June 22, 2018. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)
Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants Notebook: Johnny Cueto, Steven Duggar, lefties and the Ballot Brothers

The #BallotBrothers are back for the #SFGiants pic.twitter.com/l33zE5gzjl — Ryan Gorcey (@RyanGorcey)…

Johnny Cueto, seen here in August of 2017, only threw 61 pitches on Saturday. (Jacob C. Palmer/S.F. Examiner)
Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Giants pitcher Derek Holland takes the mound during spring training at Scottsdale Stadium in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 3, 2018. (Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)
Jeff Samardzija delivers a pitch during a start against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)

Jeff Samardzija returns, Giants offense continues to struggle in loss to Cardinals

AT&T PARK -- After already throwing three times for the Triple-A SacramentoRiver…

Jeff Samardzija delivers a pitch during a start against the St. Louis Cardinals on July 7, 2018. (Ryan Gorcey / S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants Notebook: Giants call up Chase d’Arnaud, option Chris Stratton

AT&T PARK-- When Chase d'Arnaud told his wife Kaitlyn on Friday night…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Jeff Samardzija will make another rehab start

AT&T PARK -- The San Francisco Giants wanted to be more cautious…

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (29) walks off the mound after pitching against the Arizona Diamondbacks at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on August 6, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Bruce Bochy, seen here in August of 2017, has now lost 11 straight. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants: Bruce Bochy brings fishing haul to now-rested Giants team, talks pitching rotation

AT&T PARK — During Bruce Bochy’s five-hour fishing excursion on Half Moon…

Bruce Bochy, seen here in August of 2017, has now lost 11 straight. (Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)

San Francisco Giants notebook: Mark Melancon not quite ready to close, Jeff Samardzija may have one more rehab start

AT&T PARK -- San Francisco Giants starter Jeff Samardzija has completed his…

Jeff Samardzija, pictured on April 25, 2018, couldn't hold back the Astros on Wednesday.  (Stan Olszewski/2017 Special to S.F. Examiner)