DAYTONA BEACH -- Cubs pitching prospect Jeff Samardzija has had a rough go of things in his first full season of professional baseball with Class A Daytona. After a recent move to the bullpen, Samardzija returned for a start earlier in the week.
In 16 appearances, including 12 starts with Daytona, the former two-sport standout at Notre Dame
is winless with a 5.06 ERA in 64 innings. He has yielded 23 walks and 85 hits in that span while striking out 23.
The right-hander tossed 4 2/3 innings in a start on Monday night against Palm Beach, issuing a season-five walks despite not allowing a run.