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Jeff Samardzija | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/23/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jeff Samardzija got a no-decision despite limiting the Blue Jays to one unearned run in 7 innings as the White Sox pulled out a win in 10 innings on Wednesday.
Samardzija scattered eight hits and a walk while striking out five. The lone run scored in the seventh on a Josh Donaldson sacrifice fly. After a rough April, Samardzija has mostly pitched well in May, lowering his ERA to 3.84 with a 1.25 WHIP and a 54/13 K/BB ratio in 68 innings. He'll face the Rangers in a road start next. May 27 - 4:21 PM

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Jeff Samardzija held the Twins to two runs and three hits over eight innings in a victory Friday.

Samardzija fanned nine, besting his previous season high in strikeouts by two. He's now 4-2 with a 4.28 ERA and a 49/12 K/BB ratio in 51 innings for the season. If he keeps striking out four batters for each one he walks (hardly an impossibility, considering he was at nearly 5:1 last season), his ERA should continue to drop.
May 22 - 11:17 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros recently scouted White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

It might not mean much, as Rosenthal writes that they are "examining a long list of potentially available starting pitchers," so it was likely just a matter of due diligence. However, the White Sox could make Samardzija if they continue to struggle. The 30-year-old is due to become a free agent this winter.
Source: FOX Sports
May 19 - 11:34 AM

Jeff Samardzija pitched eight innings of three-run ball against the A's on Sunday.

Facing off against his former team, Samardzija pitched a nice, if unspectacular, game. He struck out five, walked three and served up eight hits. All three runs against the right-hander came in the fourth and fifth innings. Max Muncy burned him for a two-run homer and an inning later Billy Butler had an RBI ground out. Samardzija has pitched unevenly to this point, with a 4.58 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 40/11 K/BB ratio across 53 innings. Sunday's start seems like it could be a step in the right direction, and he'll try to build off of it in next weekend's home series against the Twins.
May 17 - 7:12 PM

Jeff Samardzija struggled in a no-decision facing the Brewers on Monday, yielding seven runs (five earned) in six innings.

Samardzija served up three runs in the first inning and another two in the second, putting himself in a hole early. He was able to mostly settle down from there, giving up eight hits in total with a walk and six strikeouts. One of the big additions to the White Sox over the winter, Samardzija hasn't had good results to date, owning a 4.80 ERA with a 1.36 WHIP and a 35/8 K/BB ratio over 45 innings. He'll make a start in Oakland against the Athletics in his next outing.
May 11 - 10:59 PM

Jeff Samardzija has dropped the appeal of his five-game suspension and will begin serving it Wednesday.

Samardzija was handed the five-game sentence for his role in Chicago's April 23 brawl with Kansas City. He should return to the White Sox rotation May 11 in Milwaukee.
May 6 - 4:18 PM

Jeff Samardzija was shaky early but recovered to go seven innings, limiting the Tigers to two runs in the White Sox' 5-2 victory Tuesday.

Samardzija appeared to be heading down a familiar road after allowing runs in the first and second innings, but he settled in to hold the Tigers off the board over the ensuing five innings. Samardzija gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out seven in the win. It hasn't come easy for the right-hander this year, but he's now 2-2 with a more respectable 4.38 ERA. An interleague date with the Reds on Sunday is on tap.
May 5 - 11:39 PM

According to Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago, Jeff Samardzija plans on dropping the appeal of his suspension.

Samardzija, among many others, was suspended for his role in an April 23 bench-clearing fracas with the Royals. The White Sox have not yet announced what they would do with their rotation if Samardzija dropped the suspension.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 5 - 8:19 PM

Jeff Samardzija was lit up for eight runs -- seven earned -- over five innings in Wednesday's loss to the Orioles.

It was an ugly first inning for Samardzija as the White Sox and O's played at an empty Camden Yards. He retired just one of the first eight batters he faced and it was on a sac fly, as Baltimore plated six runs on six hits, a walk and an error. The righty was much better after that but the damage had already been done. Samardzija saw his ERA jump from 3.33 to 4.78 with today's clunker. He'll try to bounce back against Detroit next week.
Apr 29 - 4:21 PM

Jeff Samardzija was handed a five-game suspension for his participation in Thursday's brawl with the Royals.

As a starting pitcher, this won't affect his fantasy value much, he will simply have a start pushed back an extra day.
Apr 25 - 12:46 PM

Jeff Samardzija hurled six scoreless innings as the White Sox blanked the Indians 6-0 on Wednesday.

Samardzija yielded only one extra-base hit -- a sixth-inning Brandon Moss double -- to earn his first victory as a member of the White Sox. He struck out three and walked two. The 30-year-old right-hander will carry a 1-1 record, 3.33 ERA, and 1.22 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Orioles.
Apr 22 - 5:25 PM

Jeff Samardzija was superb but settled for a no-decision Friday, tossing eight innings of one-run ball in a loss to the Tigers.

He was tagged for a long solo shot in the fourth inning by Yoenis Cespedes, but that's all the Tigers were able to muster off of the White Sox' right-hander. Samardzija struck out eight batters on the day, walked just one and yielded eight hits. It's his best start so far in three tries in a Pale Hose uniform. Samardzija gets the Indians next.
Apr 17 - 4:57 PM

Jeff Samardzija was handed a no-decision Saturday after allowing four runs over seven innings against the Twins.

He struck out six and walked none. Samardzija gave up all four runs in the second inning, but settled down quite nicely from there and kept the White Sox in the ballgame. They eventually notched their first win of the season. This was an improvement from Samardzija's Opening Day start, but he'll look for his first win when he faces the Tigers on the road next week.
Apr 11 - 5:40 PM

Jeff Samardzija was tagged for five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Royals.

Samardzija hit two batters, including Lorenzo Cain immediately after a Mike Moustakas homer. If it wasn't 100 percent intentional, it was still definitely a purpose pitch. Samardzija allowed six hits in all, walked three and struck out one. As shaky as he was this spring, there's some reason for concern here. Still, if you listened to us, you didn't draft him anyway.
Apr 6 - 7:28 PM

Jeff Samardzija, making his final spring training start, gave up five runs in four innings versus the Padres on Wednesday.

The Padres racked up six hits against the right-hander, including a three-run Jedd Gyorko home run which capped off a five-run first inning. Samardzija walked none and struck out three. He would have liked to post better spring results, as he owns an 8.44 ERA over 22 1/3 innings, but he'll have to live with it. Samardzija will start on Opening Day on Monday against Royals' right-hander Yordano Ventura.
Apr 1 - 6:41 PM

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