Samardzija set for rehab assignment at Triple-A

August 18th, 2018

CINCINNATI -- Though time is running out for Jeff Samardzija to make an impact on the Giants' 2018 season, the right-hander will begin a Minor League rehab stint on Wednesday with Triple-A Sacramento.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy made the expected announcement before Saturday's game against the Cincinnati Reds.

Samardzija has experienced discomfort in his throwing shoulder for most of the season, limiting him to 10 starts with the Giants. He's 1-5 with a 6.25 ERA this season.

The Giants were expecting much more than that from Samardzija, their anticipated No. 3 starter. At this juncture, a strong finish to his season would propel him into next year in a positive way, which is likely as important as any contributions he could make during the remainder of this season.

• The Giants still have not announced probable starting pitchers for Tuesday's and Wednesday's games against the Mets. , and Chris Stratton, who's currently with Sacramento, are among the candidates to receive those assignments.