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September 1, 2014

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Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago. The Oakland Athletics have an agreement in place to acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs for three top-line prospects in a surprising trade for baseball's top team.

Charles Rex Arbogast / AP File

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds in Chicago. The Oakland Athletics have an agreement in place to acquire right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel from the Cubs for three top-line prospects in a surprising trade for baseball's top team.