The Chicago White Sox and Oakland A’s are set to announce a trade that will send right-hander Jeff Samardzija to the Sox for infielder Marcus Semien and prospects and righer-handed starter Chris Bassitt, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Samardzija ends up spending half a season with Oakland joining the team along with Jason Hammel last summer in a trade that sent Addison Russell and Billy McKinney to the Chicago Cubs.
Hammel signed with the Cubs yesterday.
The White Sox now have Chris Sale
, Samardzija and Jose Quintana
on top of their rotation. Samardzija went a combined 7-13 with a 2.99 ERA and 202 strikeouts in 2014, splitting time between the Cubs and A’s.
Earlier the team added closer David Robertson on a four year deal as the new closer.