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.
ROSTER MOVES:— SFGiants (@SFGiants) September 26, 2020
• Jeff Samardzija designated for assignment and placed on unconditional release waivers.#SFGiants
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.
Jeff Samardzija was DFAd with a few days left in his contract.— Kerry Crowley (@KO_Crowley) September 26, 2020
He said last night he “100%” plans to pitch in 2021.