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Giants center fielder Duggar goes on DL with shoulder injury

Giants center fielder Duggar goes on DL with shoulder injury (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Giants center fielder Steven Duggar has gone on the disabled list with a potential season-ending left shoulder injury a day after a hard, headfirst slide back into second base.

While San Francisco's medical staff was still awaiting MRI results, manager Bruce Bochy said the club won't take any chances with the prized 24-year-old outfielder. Duggar arrived at AT&T Park on Wednesday very sore from the night before, when he wound up staying in the game and scoring the winning run in the bottom of the ninth of a 1-0 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Outfielder Gregor Blanco was on his way from Triple-A Sacramento and available for the series finale with the D-backs. Gorkys Hernandez is expected to taket he bulk of the playing time in center.

Also Wednesday, right-hander Jeff Samardzija received a second opinion on his inflamed pitching shoulder from Dr. Tim McAdams at Stanford and it was advised the pitcher continue to rest the injury. There was no structural damage found but Samardzija's availability for the remainder of the season is in doubt based on the time he would need to build back up in his throwing program after the rest period, Bochy said.

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