Will Smith and Jeff Samardzija Scheduled to Pitch Opening Weekend

Two San Francisco Giants pitchers set to make rehab appearances in San Jose

April 11, 2018 12:27 PM

Who/What:   The San Francisco Giants have announced that LHP Will Smith will rehab with the San Jose Giants beginning Thursday, April 12, and RHP Jeff Samardzija will make a rehab start on Saturday, April 14.


Will Smith, who debuted with the Kansas City Royals in 2012, was traded to the San Francisco Giants on August 1, 2016. In his 26 appearances for the Giants, Smith struck out 26 batters with a 2.95 ERA. Smith is currently on the 10-day disabled list while continuing his recovery from Tommy John surgery.


Jeff Samardzija, a former fifth round draft pick of the Chicago Cubs, signed as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants on December 9, 2015. In two full seasons in San Francisco, Samardzija has been a workhouse in the rotation, pitching over 200 innings in both 2016 and 2017 while compiling a 4.10 ERA. Samardzija is currently on the 10-day disabled list while he recovers from a strained right pectoral muscle.  


The San Jose Giants return to Municipal Stadium for their 2018 Opening Homestand this Thursday, April 12 through Sunday, April 15. The Giants home schedule kicks off with an exciting four-game set against the Oakland Athletics affiliate and Northern Division rival Stockton Ports. Homestand highlights include an Opening Night Celebration, Comic-Con Weekend featuring a Super-Gigante bobblehead giveaway, Super Hero Night and Video Game Sunday. Tickets are still available and can be purchased by calling 408.297.1435, visiting the Municipal Stadium Box Office or by going online to sjgiants.com.


When:           Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, April 14 at 6:00 PM


Where:          Municipal Stadium

   588 E Alma Ave.

  San Jose, CA 95112


Notes:          All rehabs are subject to change without notice. Please visit sjgiants.com for the latest information.


**For media credentials contact Jeff Black at 408.380.4516 or email JeffBlack@sjgiants.com




The San Jose Giants are a professional baseball team in the Class A Advanced California League. The team has been an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants since 1988 and has boasted one of the best records in the minor leagues after partnering with the big-league club, going 2,300-1,891 (.548). San Jose has won six California League Championships as a Giants affiliate (2010, 2009, 2007, 2005, 2001 and 1998) and eleven overall. In 30 seasons, the San Jose Giants have graduated 199 Major League players, 143 of whom have played or currently play for the San Francisco Giants. The Giants won back to back league championships in 2009 and 2010 and are also the first team in California League history to have won four titles over a six-year span. Municipal Stadium, the home of the San Jose Giants, first opened in 1942 and has seen over 7 million fans enter through its gates. In 2018, the San Jose Giants look to continue their tradition of playing winning baseball while providing fun, affordable, family-entertainment. To be a part of the 2018 season, please contact the San Jose Giants Box Office at 408.297.1435 or visit us online at sjgiants.com. San Jose Giants baseball in your backyard since 1942, Our Town, Our Team, Our Giants



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