Jeff Samardzija

Starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija #29 of the Chicago White Sox throws in the first inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals on April 6, 2015 during opening day at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Jeff Samardzija’s Regular-Season Debut With White Sox Marred By Royal Thrashing

The defending AL champion Kansas City Royals defeated the Chicago White Sox, 10-1, on Monday.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson Ready For Opener Despite Marginal Spring Results

The White Sox’s two highest paid pitchers completed their Cactus League season with marginal results.

CBS Chicago–04/01/2015

White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Gearing Up For Opening Day Start

All indications are Samardzija will get the ball in the April 6 opener.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2015

Jose Quintana.  (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Likely For Opening Day, Jose Quintana For Next Game

The White Sox open the season April 6 on the road against the Royals.

CBS Chicago–03/23/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Still On Pace For Opening Day

The Opening Day starter role is still open for the White Sox.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2015

Cubs manager Joe Maddon, left, and White Sox manager Robin Ventura. (Getty Images)

Levine: Big Offseason Moves Spice Up Cubs-White Sox Rivalry

“Rivalry games are always fun,” Jeff Samardzija says.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Gets Extra Work In Outing

On pace to start Opening Day, Samardzija pitched into the fifth inning for the first time this spring.

CBS Chicago–03/17/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Photo by Rich Pilling/Getty Images)

Levine: Samardizija, Cooper Spend Day Bonding

Choosing a practice day over pitching in a Cactus League game created valuable bonding time for Jeff Samardzija and pitching coach Don Cooper.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2015

White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Ready If Called On For Opening Day

Samardzija could become the second pitcher to start Opening Day for the Cubs and White Sox in consecutive years.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2015

White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Debuts With White Sox

For Jeff Samardzija, starting for the team he grew up watching was in itself an event on Sunday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2015

White Sox right-hander Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Could Make Historic Opening Day Start

Samardzija started on Opening Day for the Cubs in 2014 and could now do the same for the White Sox this season.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2015

Cubs left-hander Jon Lester. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Forbes: Cubs, White Sox Tickets Already Going For More On Secondary Market

The secondary ticket market shows Chicago baseball fans are bullish on their teams.

CBS Chicago–02/25/2015

White Sox left-hander Chris Sale. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Levine: Chris Sale, Jeff Samardzija Aim To Dominate

With renewed pitching depth, the White Sox are feeling really confident.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2015

Chris Sale. (Getty Images)

Pitchers, Catchers Report This Week

The Cubs report to Mesa this Thursday, while the White Sox report to Glendale this Friday.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Levine: Jeff Samardzija Still Likely To Test Free-Agent Market

Talks will occur in 2015, but there won’t be a hometown discount for Samardzija.

CBS Chicago–02/02/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Agent Says Jeff Samardzija Open To Signing Extension With White Sox

Any time the White Sox want to talk about a new contract, the Samardzija camp is ready to listen.

CBS Chicago–02/01/2015

Jeff Samardzija. (Getty Images)

Emma: Jeff Samardzija Was Made For The White Sox

Samardzija is already mighty comfortable with his new team.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2015

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Relaxed Rick Hahn Has Sox In Good Place

The relatively young GM is under new pressure to win from a notoriously fickle, cranky fanbase.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

The Chicago White Sox celebrate a walk-off grand slam by Jose Abreu against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning on April 25, 2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Chicago White Sox defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Emma: Hopes Are Sky-High For White Sox

White Sox players are just as excited as their fans.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2015

Bulls and White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Reinsdorf Pulls Cubs Zinger At SoxFest

“I sincerely home the Cubs do win the World Series … after I die,” said Reinsdorf.

01/23/2015

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