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Jeff Samardzija to make 1 more start

Updated: September 7, 2012, 8:13 PM ET
ESPNChicago.com

Jeff Samardzija, the Chicago Cubs' best starting pitcher the past two months, will make his final start of the season Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Manager Dale Sveum said prior to Friday's game that the team's decision to shut down Samardzija was precautionary.

"He did everything we imagined and even more, actually," Sveum said.

Samardzija, pitching his first full season a starter, had an impressive season outside of one bad month. He started hot, ...

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