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Samardzija Signs with the Chicago Cubs

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I know there hasn't been a whole lot of NFL draft talk around here just yet but I do know that some people are hoping that the Chiefs will take a receiver in the first round. Well, count one of those possible recievers out. Notre Dame WR Jeff Samardzija has signed with the Chicago Cubs.

Samardzija, 21 year-old right-hander, was the Cubs' fifth-round pick in last year's amateur draft and made seven starts for their Class A teams at Boise and Peoria last summer, posting a 2.70 ERA.

He returned to Notre Dame and helped the Irish make the Sugar Bowl, catching 78 passes for 1,017 yards. He also played baseball during his career at Notre Dame.

Check out the Cubs' reaction at Bleed Cubbie Blue and ND's take on it at Rakes of Mallow.