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Samardzija, Santos take different paths to arrive at similar points in careers

Updated: March 30, 2010, 6:22 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- One was a wide receiver, the "Big Man on Campus." The other was a minor league infielder and erstwhile break-dancer.

Both came to spring training trying to win jobs.

One easily made his team but didn't get the job he wanted. The other was sweating to make the big league roster, just hoping for a perfect end to an unlikely story.

Jeff Samardzija and Sergio Santos don't have much in common, but they are two distinct spring stories ...

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