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Samardzija will appeal the five-game suspension that he received from MLB for his involvement in Thursday's brawl with the Royals, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

He's on track to make his scheduled start Monday against the Royals. The White Sox have an off-day schedule for May 4, perhaps offering some necessary flexibility adjust their rotation with Samardzija and Chris Sale currently appealing suspensions.

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Samardzija has been suspended five games for his role in Thursday's brawl against the Royals.

Samardzija was scheduled for Monday's start, but that isn't happening considering the suspension would begin Sunday and not retroactive to the brawl. He will be able to return April 30, and Chicago might have to get creative in the meantime to cover the starts for Samardzija and Chris Sale.

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Samardzija was ejected between the seventh and eighth inning of Thursday's game, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Samardzija was in the middle of a benches-clearing brawl, and it's quite possible it will cost him some time due to a suspension. His next start is scheduled for Monday against the Orioles, but it remains to be seen whether he will take the mound

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Samardzija struck out three and walked two while holding the Indians to six hits over six scoreless innings Wednesday afternoon.

He wasn't generating many swinging strikes Wednesday (six), but Samardzija navigated the Cleveland lineup by getting ahead of hitters. After a rough spring and two mediocre starts against the Royals and Twins to begin the year, Samardzjia has fared better against the Tigers and Indians his last two times out. Samardzija will face the Orioles on Monday in his next scheduled start.

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Samardzija struck out seven and did not walk a batter Friday while tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the Tigers.

The White Sox couldn't solve David Price on Friday afternoon, preventing Samardzija from factoring in the decision. After a rough stretch during Cactus League play this spring and on Opening Day against the Royals, Samardzija has improved in each of his last two outings. He'll face off with Corey Kluber and the Indians in a home start Wednesday.

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Samardzija allowed four runs on eight hits in seven innings against the Twins on Saturday, but he did not factor into the decision in the White Sox's win.

Samardzija ran into a bad second inning in which the Twins sent eight men to the plate and scored all four of their runs. He only allowed two hits over his next five innings of work, and he did not walk any of the 29 batters he faced. Neither of his first two starts have been worthy of his top-line starter status, but at least he struck out six Saturday. His next start should come against the Tigers' electric offense in Detroit.

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Samardzija's White Sox debut did not go according to plan, allowing five runs in six innings in the Opening Day loss to the Royals.

Samardzija allowed six hits, walked three, and struck out only one in his first start of the season. He'll look to come back strong against the Twins in his next start this weekend.

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Samardzija was officially named the Opening Day starter by manager Robin Ventura on Wednesday, the Chicago Sun-Times' Daryl Van Schouwen reports.

This just confirms what we already assumed, as Samardzija was the obvious choice to open Chicago's 2015 campaign if Chris Sale (foot) could not go.

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Samardzija is scheduled to be the Opening Day starter against the Royals, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Normal Opening Day starter Chris Sale (foot) is expected to miss at least the first week of the regular season which will ultimately move Samardzija into that role. This means that Samardzija has the edge over Jose Quintana heading into the regular season as Samardzija makes his White Sox debut against the Royals on Apr. 6.

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Samardzija is the likely Opening Day starter for the White Sox due to Chris Sale's injury, Bruce Levin of 670thescore.com says.

Samardzija will likely make his White Sox debut a little earlier than planned. Sale will have to take three weeks off, then begin his baseball activities for the season, pushing his Opening Day availability into heavy doubt.