Video: Jeff Samardzija welcomed back to Chicago before Blackhawks hockey game

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Jeff Samardzija, former Cubs starter and recent White Sox trade acquisition, was welcomed back to the Windy City prior to Tuesday night’s NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and visiting Minnesota Wild. MLB.com has some embeddable video, via the Chicago Blackhawks’ website …

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Oakland traded Samardzija to the Pale Hose on December 9 for shortstop Marcus Semien and right-hander Chris Bassitt. And now the White Sox want to sign the 29-year-old starter to a long-term deal.