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Jeff Samardzija is acquired by White Sox from Athletics
Jeff Samardzija is acquired by White Sox from Athletics

The Oakland Athletics traded an All-Star for the third time in less than two weeks, sending right-hander Jeff Samardzija to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday. Right-hander Michael Ynoa also was dealt to Chicago. Oakland obtained right-hander Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley, and infielders Rangel Ravelo and Marcus Semien. Samardzija was 31-42 with a 3.97 earned-run average for the Chicago Cubs from 2008 until July 5, when he was traded to the A's. He was 5-6 with a 3.14 ERA for Oakland. Samardzija, who turns 30 on Jan. 23, is eligible for salary arbitration. He can become a free agent after the 2015 season. "We're going to make every effort to make this a long-term...

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