Right-hander Jeff Samardzija is no longer with the San Francisco Giants organization. Chris Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Giants designate former All-Star Jeff Samardzija for assignment

Right-hander Jeff Samardzija is no longer with the San Francisco Giants organization. The club announced Saturday that they've designated the former All-Star for assignment. 

The 13-year veteran posted a 9.72 ERA across four starts during the 2020 season. 

Samardzija is in the final year of his five-year, $90 million contract he signed with the Giants in December of 2015. The 35-year-old had a 3.52 ERA last season across 181 1/3 innings with San Francisco last season. 

According to Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group, Samardzija said he plans to pitch in 2021. 

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