|Nov. 6 11:26 AM PT12:26 PM MT1:26 PM CT2:26 PM ET14:26 ET19:26 GMT3:26 12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST2:56 PM VEN23:26 UAE1:26 PM CT-Samardzija of the Chicago White Sox and Marco Estrada of Toronto received qualifying offers on Friday. Teams had until 5 p.m. EST to make the offers. Players have until Nov. 13 to accept.
Analysis: Samardzija, a 30-year-old right-hander, was 11-13 with a 4.96 ERA in his first season with the White Sox. Estrada, a 32-year-old righty, went 13-8 with a 3.13 ERA.
|Sep. 22 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Samardzija struck out six and allowed one hit in his second shutout this season and the third of his big league career Monday.
Analysis: Samardzija threw just 88 pitches in a game that took 2 hours, 12 minutes. Obviously the Tigers are eager to end their dismal season for the usually awful Samardzija to be this effective.
|Sep. 16 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET13:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE12:18 PM CT-Samardzija was putrid Tuesday.
Analysis: Samardzija was roughed up for 10 runs and 11 hits in three-plus innings. The right-hander has dropped eight of nine starts since the non-waiver trade deadline on July 31.
|Sep. 10 2:47 PM PT3:47 PM MT4:47 PM CT5:47 PM ET17:47 ET21:47 GMT5:47 2:47 PM MST4:47 PM EST5:17 PM VEN1:47 UAE (+1)4:47 PM CT-Samardzija allowed four runs on eight hits in 6 2-3 innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Samardzija has lost seven of eight overall and six straight at U.S. Cellular Field.
|Sep. 4 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Samardzija managed to earn his first win since July 28 on Thursday, allowing four runs in 6 1-3 innings.
Analysis: Samardzija has an 8.33 ERA in his last seven starts and has allowed nine home runs during that span. "Usually when you're in the situation I've been in here the last month, that next turning point doesn't come easy," Samardzija said.
|Aug. 30 11:40 AM PT12:40 PM MT1:40 PM CT2:40 PM ET14:40 ET18:40 GMT2:40 11:40 AM MST1:40 PM EST2:10 PM VEN22:40 UAE1:40 PM CT-Samardzija suffered his 11th loss Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija settled down after the rough start, finishing with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings. He gave up five runs and eight hits with three walks.
|Aug. 20 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET17:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)4:06 PM CT-Samardzija had a nice bounce-back start Wednesday against the Angels, allowing one run and striking out seven over seven innings.
Analysis: Despite receiving the loss in the 1-0 defeat, Samardzija was far better than his previous three starts. He was 0-3 with a 12.91 ERA to begin August and allowed 22 runs in 15 1-3 innings over that span.
|Aug. 15 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET17:50 GMT1:50 10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST1:20 PM VEN21:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Samardzija's recent struggles continued, as he was knocked around for six runs in six innings in Friday's loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: Samardzija has now lost three straight starts and posted a brutal 12.91 ERA over that stretch. The veteran righty has allowed five homers during the skid after serving up three to his former team.
|June 29 3:30 PM PT4:30 PM MT5:30 PM CT6:30 PM ET18:30 ET22:30 GMT6:30 3:30 PM MST5:30 PM EST6:00 PM VEN2:30 UAE (+1)5:30 PM CT-Samardzija took a shutout into the eighth inning Sunday before collapsing.
Analysis: Samardzija allowed only two hits over the first seven innings, but he couldn't make it through the eighth as he was charged with four runs.
|June 24 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Samardzija earned his first win in six starts with a 6-2 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday.
Analysis: Samardzija (5-4, 4.53 ERA) gave up two runs in seven innings while fanning seven for a third straight outing. The right-hander has a 3.00 ERA in his last three starts after putting up a 5.74 mark in his prior eight.
|June 14 12:13 PM PT1:13 PM MT2:13 PM CT3:13 PM ET15:13 ET19:13 GMT3:13 12:13 PM MST2:13 PM EST2:43 PM VEN23:13 UAE2:13 PM CT-Samardzija was solid Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija pitched seven solid innings. He allowed three runs and six hits with seven strikeouts and one walk after giving up 15 runs in his previous two no-shows.
|June 8 3:41 PM PT4:41 PM MT5:41 PM CT6:41 PM ET18:41 ET22:41 GMT6:41 3:41 PM MST5:41 PM EST6:11 PM VEN2:41 UAE (+1)5:41 PM CT-Samardzija was knocked around again Sunday.
Analysis: Samardzija allowed six runs in 7 1-3 innings after he gave up nine his last time out. He's falling apart fast.
|June 3 11:45 AM PT12:45 PM MT1:45 PM CT2:45 PM ET14:45 ET18:45 GMT2:45 11:45 AM MST1:45 PM EST2:15 PM VEN22:45 UAE1:45 PM CT-Samardzija had one of the worst performances of his career in a 15-2 drubbing to Texas on Tuesday.
Analysis: Samardzija (4-3, 4.68 ERA) gave up nine runs and a personal-high 12 hits in five innings. He had a 1.96 ERA in his prior three starts and had won three consecutive decisions.
|May 28 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)3:57 PM CT-Samardzija allowed one unearned run in seven innings Wednesday in his attempt to improve to 4-0 this month but did not get a decision in a 5-3 win over Toronto.
Analysis: Samardzija (4-2, 3.84 ERA) has a 1.96 ERA in his past three starts and pitched at least seven innings in each.
|May 23 3:03 PM PT4:03 PM MT5:03 PM CT6:03 PM ET18:03 ET22:03 GMT6:03 3:03 PM MST5:03 PM EST5:33 PM VEN2:03 UAE (+1)5:03 PM CT-Samardzija allowed two runs and three hits while striking out nine over eight innings in Friday's 3-2 win over Minnesota.
Analysis: After a 1-2 start, Samardzija has gone 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA over his last four starts.
|May 6 3:42 PM PT4:42 PM MT5:42 PM CT6:42 PM ET18:42 ET22:42 GMT6:42 3:42 PM MST5:42 PM EST6:12 PM VEN2:42 UAE (+1)5:42 PM CT-Samardzija bounced back from his rough outing in Baltimore. He allowed two runs and fanning seven over seven inning in Tuesday's 5-2 win over Detroit.
Analysis: Samardzija is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in three home starts, but 0-2 with a 6.16 mark in three road outings.
|Apr. 25 10:09 AM PT11:09 AM MT12:09 PM CT1:09 PM ET13:09 ET17:09 GMT1:09 10:09 AM MST12:09 PM EST12:39 PM VEN21:09 UAE12:09 PM CT-Samardzija has dropped his appeal of a five-game suspension. He was suspended by Major League Baseball following his involvement in a bench-clearing brawl against Kansas City on April 23.
Analysis: Samardzija beat Detroit on Tuesday and started serving the penalty Wednesday. If there are not any postponements, he would be eligible to rejoin the active roster for the May 11 game against Milwaukee.
|Apr. 18 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Samardzija bounced back with a stellar outing Friday, allowing one run over eight innings in a 2-1 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: He had given up nine runs in 13 innings over his first two starts.
|Apr. 12 12:35 PM PT1:35 PM MT2:35 PM CT3:35 PM ET15:35 ET19:35 GMT3:35 12:35 PM MST2:35 PM EST3:05 PM VEN23:35 UAE2:35 PM CT-Samardzija made his home ChiSox debut Saturday.
Analysis: Samardzija gave up four runs and eight hits in seven innings. He struck out six without walking a batter ahead of a difficult start in Detroit.
|Apr. 7 3:32 PM PT4:32 PM MT5:32 PM CT6:32 PM ET18:32 ET22:32 GMT6:32 3:32 PM MST5:32 PM EST6:02 PM VEN2:32 UAE (+1)5:32 PM CT-Samardzija was awful in his ChiSox debut.
Analysis: Samardzija previously pitched on the North Side for the Cubs. Now he has switched sides and the AL champion Royals tagged him for five runs in six innings.
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|2009||ChC||1||3||0 - 0||20||2||0||34.2||46||29||29||7||15||1||21||1.76||7.53|
|2010||ChC||2||2||0 - 0||7||3||0||19.1||21||22||18||4||20||1||9||2.12||8.38|
|2011||ChC||8||4||0 - 2||75||0||0||88.0||64||35||29||5||50||3||87||1.30||2.97|
|2012||ChC||9||13||0 - 0||28||28||1||174.2||157||79||74||20||56||2||180||1.22||3.81|
|2013||ChC||8||13||0 - 0||33||33||2||213.2||210||109||103||25||78||3||214||1.35||4.34|
|2014||ChC||2||7||0 - 0||17||17||0||108.0||99||44||34||7||31||3||103||1.20||2.83|
|2014||Oak||5||6||0 - 0||16||16||2||111.2||92||42||39||13||12||0||99||0.93||3.14|
|2014||Tot||7||13||0 - 0||33||33||2||219.2||191||86||73||20||43||3||202||1.07||2.99|
|2015||CWS||11||13||0 - 0||32||32||2||214.0||228||122||118||29||49||0||163||1.29||4.96|
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|LDS||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||1.0||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||9.00|
|Career||0||0||0 - 0||1||0||0||1.0||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||9.00|