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Report: Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs to talk about a Jeff Samardzija trade

The Arizona Diamondbacks may be turning to the trade market in an effort to bolster their starting rotation.

According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the team is expected to resume trade talks with the Chicago Cubs about right-hander Jeff Samardzija.

A 28-year-old, Samardzija went 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA in 33 starts for the Cubs last season. He struck out 214 batters in 213.2 innings pitched.

For his career, the former Notre Dame wide receiver is 29-35 with a 4.19 ERA. The Cubs may be looking to trade him because the sides are unable to agree on a contract extension.