SAN DIEGO (AP) Jeff Samardzija has played for Notre Dame and the Cubs and now will get to pitch for the White Sox.
"Being a Chicago guy, that's one of the craziest things I've thought about," he said Tuesday after Oakland dealt him to Chicago's South Side. "I'm sitting here thinking, `Now, do I really have to go get my cleats on and go play for the Bears?' If I could skate, maybe the `Hawks. My jumper's garbage, so the Bulls are out of the question."
Trading an All-Star for the third time in less than two weeks, the Athletics sent the Samardzija and right-hander Michael Ynoa for right-hander Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley and first baseman Rangel Ravelo and infielder Marcus Semien.