Report: Chicago White Sox acquire Jeff Samardzija, David Robertson on late Monday night

The Chicago White Sox pulled off two major coups on Monday, acquiring starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija in a trade with the Oakland A's along with signing free-agent closer David Robertson.

Despite reports from several sources that the Oakland A's and the White Sox were planning to put advanced trade talks "on hold" till at least Tuesday, CBS Sports' Jon Heyman says it's now officially a done deal:

Per Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, the White Sox also acquired Dominican-born minor league pitcher Michael Ynoa in the deal, shipping shortstop Marcus Semien, pitcher Chris Bassitt, catcher Josh Phegley, and infielder Rangel Ravelo to Oakland.

As for Robertson, ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla reports that the White Sox have nabbed the former New York Yankees closer on a four-year deal. CBS' Sports Jon Heyman is indicating that he will make over $11 million a year on the Southside:

He will also receive limited no-trade protection, according to a report by Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News.

Robertson drew a ton of interest around baseball (including a push from the Yankees to re-sign him), before finally signing on to be Chicago's closer for years to come.

With both of these marquee pickups on the books, the Chicago White Sox appear poised to make a legitimate playoff run in 2015.

Stay tuned to Chat Sports for all the latest details on these deals as they are made available to press.

(h/t ESPN)

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