Blue Jays scout was on lookout for new A's pitchers

Jeff Samardzija was set to pitch for the Cubs yesterday but wound up being dealt to the A's as part...

Jeff Samardzija was set to pitch for the Cubs yesterday but wound up being dealt to the A's as part of a blockbuster trade. (AFP/PHOTO)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:40 AM ET

Blue Jays pro scout Danny Evans was at Nationals Park on Friday to watch Chicago Cubs right-hander Jason Hammel beat the Washington Nationals, 7-2. Hammel pitched six strong innings allowing two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out seven for his eighth win.

And Evans was set to watch right-hander Jeff Samardzija face the Nationals on Saturday afternoon.

Change of plans ... unless Evans had orders to watch second baseman Darwin Barney.


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