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.

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