White Sox Land Samardzija and Robertson
(CHICAGO, Il) — The Chicago White Sox brought their pots and pans to MLB’s Hot Stove.
The White Sox traded for starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija and signed free agent closer David Robertson to the up-and-coming team. Samardzija owned a 2.99 ERA last season as a member of both the Chicago Cubs and Oakland Athletics.
Samardzija was acquired from the Athletics in exchange for infielder Marcus Semien and pitcher Chris Bassit, according to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Robertson, a free agent from the New York Yankees, signed with the White Sox for a four-year, $46 million deal, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
The White Sox will now boast a formidable rotation including ace Chris Sale, Samardzija, and 25-year-old left-hander Jose Quintana, who posted a 3.32 ERA last season. Robertson will resume his role as a closer to shore up a bullpen that put up a poor 4.28 ERA last season.
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