August 5, 2007
Sevierville -- The Tennessee Smokies Professional Baseball Club, the Class AA Southern League Affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, announce that newly acquired right-handed pitcher Jeff Samardzija is scheduled to start on Monday August 6th. Tennessee will face the Montgomery Biscuits at Smokies Park with game time set for 7:15 pm.
Samardzija joined the Tennessee Smokies from Class A Daytona this past week, along with RHP Mitch Atkins and OF Matt Camp. Jeff was signed to a five-year Major League contract in January after a very distinguished career as a wide receiver for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team. Samardzija is listed as the fourth-best Cubs minor-league prospect by Baseball America, and had spent the entire 2007 season in Daytona before his call-up to the Smokies.
Tickets for Monday’s game and all Smokies home games can be purchased at the Smokies Park ticket office, over the phone by calling (865) 286-2300, or on-line at www.smokiesbaseball.com. The Smokies have an off day on Tuesday August 7th, then return to Smokies Park for a five-game set against the West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx from Wednesday 8/8 through Sunday 8/12.
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