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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||395.00||15.00||.220||44.00||43.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels||44||15||3|| .442|| .636|| .341|
|vs Rasmus (Career)||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||140||26||5|| .275|| .336|| .186|
|Last 10 Games|
Justin Smoak hits two home runs for Blue Jays
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(3/20/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak broke out of his slump on Friday.
Smoak was hitting just .077, with seven strikeouts in 26 spring at bats, before Friday's game.
Smoak matched his spring hit total on Friday, going two for five with three RBI and hitting a pair of home runs. The second shot ended up on the roof of a nearby building.
"For me, it's just go out and play," said Smoak, per MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm. "If I go out and play hard, I have nothing to worry about. It is what it is, and you just have to keep going out, working and seeing what happens at the end."
Blue Jays' Justin Smoak not guaranteed a roster spot
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(1/28/15) Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak is not guaranteed a spot on the team's 25-man roster, according to Sportsnet590.
General manager Alex Anthopoulos told the station that Smoak could begin the season in the minors if he struggles during spring training. The 28-year-old joined the club in the offseason, and is expected to compete for a backup role.
Smoak quickly agrees to deal with Blue Jays after being non-tendered
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(12/3/14) The Blue Jays announced Wednesday they signed first baseman Justin Smoak to a one-year, $1 million contract. Smoak was a free agent for less than 24 hours after being non-tendered by Toronto on Tuesday.
It's been long speculated the Blue Jays were going to rework Smoak's contract after declining his option in early November. Smoak was claimed off waivers from the Mariners in late October.
Blue Jays fail to tender Andy Dirks, John Mayberry Jr., Justin Smoak
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(12/3/14) The Blue Jays did not tender contracts to outfielders Andy Dirks and John Mayberry, Jr. and first baseman Justin Smoak on Tuesday, making all of them free agents, per the team's official website.
Mayberry batted .212 with seven homers and 23 RBI over 146 at-bats. Dirks missed the 2014 season with back and hamstring injuries. Smoak hit .202/.275/.339 over 248 at-bats with Seattle last season.
|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.
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