After missing out on the Zack Grienke sweepstakes, CSNBayArea.com’s Alex Pavlovic reports (Twitter link) that the Giants have signed Jeff Samardzija. Samardzija pitched last year with the Chicago White Sox, after being traded there in the offseason from the Oakland Athletics.
Samardzija who was very strong in 2014 with the A’s and Cubs, had a bit of an off year in the South Side of Chicago with a 4.96 ERA in 214 IP in 2015 for the White Sox.
At the very least he has proved to be very durable going more then 210 IP the last 3 years.
Dan Szymborski shared his ZIPS projection for 2016 and forward for Samardzija. He projects to rebound and be a pitcher that despite a tough 2015 will be pretty valuable.
— Dan Szymborski (@DSzymborski) December 5, 2015