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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||395.00||15.00||.220||44.00||43.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit||2||0||0|| .500|| .000|| .000|
|vs Archer (Career)||5||3||1||1.200||.600||.600|
|vs RHP||106||26||5|| .333|| .462|| .245|
|Last 10 Games|
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak snaps 2-for-20 slump with two-HR game
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(7/1/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak homered twice during Wednesday's 11-2 win against the Red Sox. It was the third multihomer game of his career and first this season.
Smoak had a two-run homer off Rick Porcello in the first inning and a solo home run off Robbie Ross in the third.
He finished 3 for 4. Smoak entered the game mired in a 2-for-20 slump in his previous 13 games (four starts).
Edwin Encarnacion returns to first base for Blue Jays
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/15/15) Edwin Encarnacion returns to first base for the Blue Jays' interleague game on Monday at the Mets.
Encarnacion hasn't played the field since May 31. He's been at designated hitter, but with the pitcher batting in the game at a National League park, the team returned him to first to keep his bat in the lineup.
Justin Smoak, who has had the bulk of the playing time at first base in June, is out of Monday's lineup.
Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak gets day off against Red Sox
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(6/14/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak is getting the day off for Sunday's series-finale against the Red Sox.
Chris Colabello will move from left field to take first base, with Danny Valencia manning left field. This season, Smoak is hitting .274 with 20 RBI.
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak homers for second straight game
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(6/13/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak went 3 for 5 in Friday's win over Boston.
Smoak hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning, as the Blue Jays rallied for nine runs in the inning. Smoak scored twice and drove in three.
Smoak hit his fifth home run, drove in his 20th run and added his first triple of the year.
Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak doubles, homers on Wednesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(6/10/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak blasted his fourth home run of the season in Wednesday's 7-2 win over the Marlins. Smoak went 2 for 4 with the homer and a double, and scored twice. This was his first home run and multi-hit game since Memorial Day.
The two-hit effort raised Smoak's season batting average up to .256.
|2014 summary: Justin Smoak was one of the hottest pickups off the waiver wire when he went 6 for 13 with two home runs over his first three games. He needed 10 games to get his next six hits and from then on was pretty much back to normal, even getting sent to Triple-A for 56 games following a trip to the DL in June. He was great there, batting .337 with seven home runs and a .924 OPS in 205 at-bats, but would you expect any less from a 27-year-old former prospect in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League?|
Playing time status: Smoak's month lost to a strained quadriceps last year was one of three DL stints in his career, but none of the injuries were related. The bigger threat to his playing time is his lack of production. The Blue Jays, who claimed him off waivers this offseason, could make room for him at first base by moving Edwin Encarnacion to DH, but only if he proves he deserves it this spring.
2015 outlook: As a former top prospect still in the prime of his career, Smoak isn't exactly a lost cause, and the move from a pitcher's park, where he hit only .205 over his career, to a hitter's park may ultimately be what redeems him. But the more likely scenario is that he continues to underwhelm and becomes a bench player or full-time minor-leaguer soon enough. Leave him for AL-only leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/5/15||@ DET||1:08 pm||Justin Verlander|
|7/6/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|7/7/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Jose Quintana|
|7/8/15||@ CHW||8:10 pm||John Danks|
|7/9/15||@ CHW||2:10 pm||Jeff Samardzija|
|7/10/15||@ KC||8:10 pm||Danny Duffy|
|7/11/15||@ KC||2:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|