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Samardzija Named NL Player Of The Week

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Jeff Samardzija. (Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Cubs starter Jeff Samardzija has been named the National League Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday the 25th.

Last week Samardzija, 28, went 2-0 in two starts, throwing 17 innings, allowing just three runs.

He added 12 strikeouts with just two walks.