The San Francisco Giants announced they designated right-hander Jeff Samardzija for assignment and placed the 13-year veteran on unconditional release waivers, according to Amy Gutierrez of NBC Sports Bay Area.
Samardzija posted a 9.72 ERA across four starts during the 2020 campaign.
Samardzija is in the final season of a five-year, $90-million pact he signed with the Giants as a free agent in December 2015. The 35-year-old posted a 3.52 ERA last season across 181 1/3 innings with San Francisco.
The former All-Star said Friday that he plans to pitch in 2021, according to Kerry Crowley of the Bay Area News Group.