Blue Jays Sign Justin Smoak To One-Year Deal

Less than one day after the Toronto Blue Jays non-tendered Justin Smoak and others, they signed Smoak to a 1-year $1 million contract. The 27-year-old played with the Seattle Mariners from 2010-2014 but was claimed off waivers by the Blue Jays.

The club has confirmed the signing on their official Twitter page:

Smoak figures to be a platoon option at first base and designated hitter. Smoak was a highly-touted Rangers prospect before being dealt to the Mariners in the trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas in 2010. He struggled in Seattle, and never really lived up to expectations. He slashed .202/.275/.339 with 7 home runs in 80 games last season.

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