Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for a package of players that will include Addison Russell. Rosenthal reported another team could be involved.
Gordon Wittenmyer has confirmed that both Hammel and Samardzija have been informed they have been traded to Oakland.
Keith Law reported the deal is official and includes SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL.
Update 10:01pm CDT: Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi have confirmed that the Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland A’s for SS Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney and RHP Dan Straily.
Update 10:06pm CDT: This story is still developing. There is apparently not a third team involved, but Keith Law is reporting a PTBNL is in the deal while both Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi are reporting a PTBNL is not in the deal.
Update 10:10pm CDT: Susan Slusser has confirmed Dan Straily is part of the trade.
Update 10:34pm CDT: Susan Slusser is reporting the deal includes a PTBNL or cash coming back to the Cubs
Update 10:50pm CDT: Jeff Passan is also reporting the deal includes a PTBNL coming back to the Cubs
Will update as more information is made available