Jeff Samardzija to Wear NL Jersey, Sit With NL Team at All-Star Game

Vincent Frank
Written by Vincent Frank

This story just keeps getting stranger. Jeff Samardzija, who was traded from the Chicago Cubs to the Oakland Athletics earlier this month, will be wearing a National League jersey and sit with the NL team at the All-Star Game a week from tomorrorw. 

By virtue of the trade, Samardazija was ruled ineligible to play in the game, which is a questionable decision by MLB officials. The ace didn’t demand a trade nor force the Cubs to move him to an American League team. He was an All-Star throughout the first half of the season and shouldn’t be penalized for a team trading him.

This is one of the oddest stories surrounding the MLB All-Star Game since the infamous tie back in 2002.

Photo: CBS Sports


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Vincent Frank

Vincent Frank

Editor-at-large, Sportsnaut.

“You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?” Rumi