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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||11.00||12.00||0.00||3.73||1.23||205.00||70.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Kansas City|| 6.1||0||1|| 4.26||0||0||5|
|vs LHB|| 101.0||0||0|| 2.58||0||23||98|
|vs RHB|| 118.2||0||0|| 3.34||0||20||104|
|12/25/2014||Dylan Bundy, SP BAL|
Chris Archer, SP TB
Jeff Samardzija, SP CHW
Doug Fister, SP WAS
Lucas Duda, 1B NYM
|Cody Allen, RP CLE|
Yadier Molina, C STL
Ian Desmond, SS WAS
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
|12/25/2014||Ichiro Suzuki, RF MIA||Jeff Samardzija, SP CHW|
|12/25/2014||Jackie Bradley, CF BOS||Jeff Samardzija, SP CHW|
|Last 10 Games|
White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija willing to listen to long-term deal
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(12:32 pm ET) New White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija's agent, Mark Rodgers said Sunday he and his client "owe it to Chicago to consider an offer" on a long-term contract, according to Jim Duquette of MLB Network Radio.
However, Rodgers also said they would need to see how things go for at least half of a season before deciding whether to stay with the club.
Samardzija was traded to Chicago in the offseason from Oakland and has one-year remaining on his current contract.
Samardzija finished 2014 with a 7-13 record between the Cubs and Athletics, posting a 2.99 ERA with 202 strikeouts in 219 2/3 innings.
White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija not worrying about contract
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(1/24/15) New White Sox pitcher Jeff Samardzija told reporters Friday he is happy to be back in his hometown playing for the White Sox.
"All of a sudden, just like that, you're back in the same situation you were in, on a different team but back home," Samardzija said. "So, it's still taken me a second to really soak it in and pinch myself and realize whether it's real. I'm just excited to get out there and pitch and wear the uniform in Spring Training, get to know these teammates and build relationships that last a lifetime."
Samardzija was traded to Chicago from Oakland during the offseason and has one year remaining on his contract, but he's not concerned about it at this point.
"I haven't discussed it at all. It's only been brought up to me," said Samardzija, who will earn $9.8 million in '15. "Until something happens that's worth the discussion, we'll talk about it then. But until then we're worried about prepping for the start of the season, and being prepared to do our part on this team."
He went 7-13 in 2014 with a 2.99 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 219 2/3 innings.
White Sox, Jeff Samardzija reach $9.8 million contract for 2015
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(1/16/15) The White Sox and pitcher Jeff Samardzija have avoided arbitration, agreeing to a $9.8 million contract prior to Friday's deadline, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.
The White acquired Samardzija from Oakland in December. Samardzija is coming off his first All-Star season in 2014. He spent most of his seven-year career with the Cubs before being traded to Oakland in July. He is 36-48 with a 3.85 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 222 career outings (99 starts).
White Sox will attempt to extend Jeff Samardzija
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(12/15/14) The White Sox are expected to try and extend pitcher Jeff Samardzija before he reaches free agency, according to CSNChicago.
The news shouldn't come as a surprise. Samardzija is under control for just one season, but has been adamant about reaching free agency. General manager Rick Hahn said the club will attempt to get Samardzija to sign a long-term deal, but understands these things take time. "I look forward to Jeff getting to know us and know what we are about and understanding how he fits and how he can fit for the foreseeable future," Hahn said.
Samardzija has been quiet about signing a long-term deal, saying he needs to get used to his new organization first. "Long-term deals are all about relationships and the future," Samardzija said. "For me, to be able to be on this team all year and really get to know all the players and what the future holds is exciting."
Samardzija posted a 2.99 ERA over 219 2/3 innings last season.
White Sox acquire Samardzija, Ynoa in six-player deal with A's
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/9/14) The White Sox announced Tuesday they acquired starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and starting pitcher prospect Michael Ynoa in a trade with the Athletics. Chicago sent Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt, Josh Phegley and Rangel Ravelo to Oakland to complete the trade.
Samardzija is coming off his first All-Star season in 2014. He spent most of his seven-year career with the Cubs before being traded to Oakland in July. He is 36-48 with a 3.85 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 222 career outings (99 starts).
He is in the final year of arbitration, but White Sox general manager Rick Hahn said Tuesday the team will try to sign Samardzija to a contract extension.
"We're going to make every effort in the coming weeks and months to try to make this a long-term relationship," Hahn said.
The 23-year-old Ynoa went 4-2 with a 5.52 ERA in 31 relief appearances for high Class A Stockton in 2014. The former starter is 8-10 with a 4.81 ERA in 70 career appearances (36 starts).
|2014 summary: In his third season as a starter, Jeff Samardzija enjoyed a true breakout, even if his 7-13 record didn't show it. While Samardzija can't be blamed for getting a mere 3.6 runs of support per nine innings, he held up his end of the bargain by striking out 202 batters and walking just 43. Samardzija was traded by the Cubs to the Athletics in early July, and in moving to the American League, he did not miss a step. He posted a 2.83 ERA in 17 starts for the Cubs and then proceeded to put up a 3.14 ERA with the Athletics. This offseason, Samardzija was shipped back to the Windy City, as the A's dealt him to the White Sox in a six-player deal.|
Playing time status: Samardzjia will slot in behind Chris Sale at the top of the White Sox's rotation, and he will attempt to top 210 innings for the third straight year.
2015 outlook: In moving to U.S. Cellular Field, Samardzija is at greater risk of allowing home runs, but the improvements in command he made last season put him at less risk of paying a price for excessive long balls. Even with the change of venue, Samardzija should be drafted as one of the top 25 starters off the board, making him a reasonable target by the latter portions of the early rounds.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
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|3/5/15||LAD||3:05 pm|| |
|3/6/15||@ SD||3:05 pm|| |
|3/7/15||SEA||3:05 pm|| |
|3/8/15||@ OAK||4:05 pm|| |
|3/9/15||ARI||4:05 pm|| |
|3/10/15||@ KC||4:05 pm|| |
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