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The A's have agreed to trade Samardzija to the White Sox in exchange for Marcus Semien, Chris Bassitt and a player to be named later, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Samardzija will return to Chicago after a half-season stint with the A's, forming one of the best 1-2 punches in baseball alongside Chris Sale. The right-hander posted a 2.99 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 33 starts last season en route to his first All-Star selection, and his 46.2 percent career groundball rate bodes well for his chances of maintaining success in the hitter-friendly confines of U.S. Cellular Field.

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Samardzija is close to being traded to the White Sox for infielder Marcus Semien and additional prospects, Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports.

The trade isn't official and the details on the prospects going to Oakland are murky, but it sounds like the White Sox will dramatically upgrade their pitching staff with a trade for Samardzija and the signing of closer David Robertson to a four-year deal.

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Samardzija shut the Angels out for seven innings Monday, allowing five hits while striking out three en route to his seventh win of the season.

Samardzija finally got some run support from the A's offense. The right-hander is now 1-1 in September with a 1.24 ERA over four starts. Samardzija faces Texas on Saturday in his last outing of the regular season.

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Samardzija was dominant Wednesday, pitching eight scoreless innings on four hits while striking out 10 in a no-decision against the Rangers.

Only four runner reached base versus Samardzija, who left the game with a 1-0 lead after eight innings. Unfortunately, closer Sean Doolittle imploded to the tune of five runs in a third of an inning ensuring both the A's and Samardzija's chance at a win were gone. The right-hander's winless streak grows to four games. Over that span he has allowed only five run in 30 innings (1.50 ERA). Samardzija might have to throw a complete game to seal a victory Monday against the Angels.

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Samardzija tossed seven shutout innings Wednesday versus the White Sox, scattering six hits with two walks and six strikeouts in a no-decision.

Samardzija left the game with a one-run lead, but it was blown in the eighth when setup man Luke Gregerson coughed up two runs. The right-hander is winless in his last three starts despite surrendering only five runs in 22 innings (2.05 ERA) over that span for the struggling Athletics. Samardzija take the hill Tuesday at home against the Rangers.

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Samardzija (4-5) took the loss on Friday against the Astros as he allowed four runs on six hits through seven innings pitched, while striking out nine hitters.

It was a strange night for Samardzija as he got hurt by Jon Singleton and Chris Carter home runs, but was dominant otherwise. Samardzija stayed ahead of hitters and just had a couple of poor-placed pitches that did him in.

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Samardzija pitched an eight inning complete game, giving up four hits and two runs- one earned- while striking out nine with no walks in Saturday's loss to the Angels.

Samardzija's complete game was trumped by the Angels, who used eight different pitchers to keep the A's scoreless. For the season, Samardzija has a 3.14 ERA, a 1.11 WHIP and a 165:41 K:BB ratio.

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Samardzija will start Saturday against the Angels.

Scott Kazmir hasn't been especially sharp of late and has already matched his major-league innings total from a year ago, so manager Bob Melvin will flip him and Samardzija in the final two games against Anaheim to provide Kazmir with a bit of extra rest. The move also breaks up the team's two lefty starters, Kazmir and Jon Lester, which Melvin said suggested he has been looking to do for a while now.

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Samardzija tossed a gem Monday, holding the Astros to two runs over eight innings of work.

Samardzija struck out 10 in the outing and walked just one. The start was a nice recovery for Samardzija, who allowed seven runs in 3.2 innings in his last start. Samardzija will try for his fifth win as an Athletic when he takes the mound against the Angels this weekend.

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Samardzija was lit up on Wednesday by the Mets, allowed seven earned runs in only 3.2 innings.

Samardzija cruised through the first two innings and then ran into a wall in the third. He gave up a homer to start the inning, followed by a couple of soft singles and then lost his command. He walked the next batter, threw a wild pitch to score one run and then Lucas Duda finished off the damage with a three-run bomb. This was the first start for Samardzija for Oakland where he allowed more than four runs. He will next take the mound on Monday (or Tuesday depending on Jason Hammels' re-entry into the rotation) against against the Astros in Houston.