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Q&A with Jeff Samardzija

Samardzija in Iowa (STAFF PHOTO/LUKE PLANSKY)

DES MOINES – Jeff Samardzija has moved up to Triple-A, but is he ready?

That's the question after the Cubs prospect prospect left Double-A Tennesee with a 4.86 ERA after 16 games this season. He logged his first start with Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday at Albuquerque, allowing three runs off seven hits over six innings. Walks have been Samardzija's Achilles heel. In 76 innings with the Smokies, he issued 42 bases on balls and gave up 71 hits, but the 23-year-old power...

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