Sources: A’s acquire Samardzija, Hammel from Cubs

Jeff Samardzija is 2-7, but boasts a 2.83 ERA with 103 strikeouts this season.

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The Oakland A’s acquired Chicago Cubs right-handers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, according to sources, FOX Sports MLB Insider Ken Rosenthal confirmed on Friday.

Sources claimed that Oakland prospect Addison Russell was involved in the deal. The 20-year-old shortstop was not in Saturday’s lineup for the Midland RockHounds, Oakland’s Double-A affiliate.

Samardzija is 2-7 this season, but with a 2.83 ERA in 17 starts for the last-place Cubs, who are 38-46 after Saturday’s win at Washington. The 29-year-old also has 103 strikeouts and 31 walks in 108 innings.

Debuting in July of 2008, Samardzija has been with the Cubs his entire career, going 31-42 with a 3.97 ERA in 206 games, including 83 starts.

The 31-year-old Hammel is 8-5 with a 2.98 ERA, 104 strikeouts and 23 walks in 17 starts after defeating the Nationals on Saturday (six innings, five hits, two runs, two walks and seven strikeouts).

This is his first year with the Cubs after pitching two with the Orioles (2012-13), three with the Rockies (2009-11) and three with the Rays (2006-08). He is 56-64 with a 4.63 ERA in his career.

Russell, the A’s first-round selection with the 11th overall pick in 2012, was drafted out of Pace (Fla.) High School. A right-handed hitter, he batted .275 with 17 homers and 60 RBI with 21 stolen bases at High-A Stockton last year.

He started this season at Midland, but has been hampered by hamstring issues and spent two months on the disabled list. He’s back, however, and currently batting .333 with one homer, eight RBI and three stolen bases in 13 games with the RockHounds.