Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio would love to see Jeff Samardzija back in a Cubs uniform

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The idea of a Jeff Samardzija return to the Cubs has been gaining steam in the past few days, and it will continue to do so if Chicago pitching coach Chris Bosio has any say in the matter.

The Cubs assistant said recently that he would welcome a Samardzija return.

Samardzija met with his former team this week and was supposedly seen enjoying a drink with Theo Epstein in a Lakeview bar.

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A fifth-round pick of the Cubs in 2006, Samardzija played part of seven seasons with the Cubs, in which he totaled a 3.97 ERA.

He had a 2.83 ERA in 17 games with the Cubs before being shipped to Oakland at the 2014 trade deadline. But Samardzija has since underperformed. He posted a 4.96 ERA in 32 games with the White Sox this past season.

But perhaps being reunited with Bosio is exactly what the pitcher needs.

Speaking on the “Mully & Hanley” show on 670 The Score Thursday, Bosio said any team would love to have Samardzija.

Samardzija isn’t the only pitcher the Cubs have been linked to this offseason. Friday, MLB insider Ken Rosenthal reported Chicago has expressed interest in Atlanta’s Shelby Miller, and the Cubs are still considered by many to be the frontrunners in the David Price sweepstakes.

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