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Jeff Samardzija

Jeff Samardzija 29 P

Oakland Athletics

  • Status: Reassigned to minors
  • Full Name: Jeffrey Alan Samardzija
  • Age: 29 (January 23, 1985)
  • Birthplace: Merrillville, IN
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 5" Wt: 225
  • Draft: Round 5 (2006, CHC)
  • MLB Debut: 07/25/2008
  • School: Notre Dame
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Jeff Samardzija Career Stats

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Jeff Samardzija Awards and Honors

Jeff Samardzija  29 P

  • Full Name: Jeffrey Alan Samardzija
  • Born: January 23, 1985
  • Age: 29
  • Birthplace: Merrillville, IN
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 5"
  • Weight: 225
  • Draft: Round 5 (2006, CHC)
  • School: Notre Dame
  • MLB Debut: 07/25/2008
Selected by the Cubs in fifth round of 2006 Draft ... attended the University of Notre Dame where he was first team All-Big East in baseball and first team All-American for football ... projected by Baseball America as the 20th-best overall prospect (including high school players) heading into the baseball draft, but fell to the fifth round due to his dual commitments to baseball and football ... an accomplished player on the gridiron, Jeff finished his Notre Dame football career with a school-record 179 receptions, 2,593 receiving yards and 27 receiving touchdowns. In 2006, he was named first team All-America by the Football Writers Association of America ... made his Major League debut in 2008 ... split the 2009 season between the Cubs and Triple-A Iowa ... went 1-3 with a 7.53 ERA (29 ER/34.2 IP) in 20 games (two starts) for Chicago during three stints: April 23-May 6, June 30-August 13 and Sept. 8 through the end of the season ... broke camp in 2010 with Chicago for the first time in his career, but spent a majority of the year with Triple-A Iowa.