Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
1 month ago

Smoak's 2019 club option was picked up by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak will make just $8 million in 2019 after hitting a combined .256/.353/.495 with 63 homers and 167 RBI over the past two seasons. The switch hitter figures to reprise his role as Toronto's primary first baseman.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
2 months ago

Smoak is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak finds himself on the bench for the fourth time in the last seven games and is slashing .180/.296/.361 with three home runs in September. Rowdy Tellez grabs another start as the two are splitting time at first base.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Smoak is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak sits for the third time in the last five games. Rowdy Tellez has started at first base on each occasion.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Smoak is not in the lineup for Sunday's series final against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak will take a seat for the second time in the series and fourth time in the last 10 games. Rowdy Tellez garners another start at first base for the Blue Jays.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Smoak is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak will head to the bench after starting the last three games, and is slashing .204/.328/.408 with three home runs and nine walks in September. Rowdy Tellez grabs the start at first base as the Blue Jays continue to evaluate their young talent down the stretch.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Smoak is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak will hit the bench for the third time in the last six games as rookie Rowdy Tellez picks up another start at first base in his stead. With the Blue Jays out of the playoff picture, the team seems determined to give younger players at-bats down the stretch, leaving fewer opportunities for Smoak.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Smoak is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak will head to the bench for the fourth time in the last seven games and is slashing .194/.306/.394 in September. Rowdy Tellez gets another start at first base while Smoak is seeing fewer starts as the Blue Jays attempt to evaluate their young talent.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Smoak is not starting Wednesday against the Red Sox, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hot-hitting rookie Rowdy Tellez has started five of the last six games, sometimes at the expense of Smoak and sometimes at the expense of designated hitter Kendrys Morales. Smoak will be the one to sit out on this occasion.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Justin Smoak hit his 24th home run of the season while driving in three runs in Sunday's 6-2 win over Cleveland.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak is just 5 for 24 in the month of September with 10 strikeouts, but two of those hits have been home runs. He continues to see at bats from the middle of the lineup, allowing him RBI chances behind a hot Billy McKinney.

Justin Smoak
1B/DH TOR
3 months ago

Smoak is out of the lineup against Cleveland on Saturday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smoak will take a seat in favor of the hot-hitting Rowdy Tellez, who will make a third straight start at first base following his callup from the minors a few days ago. Following a 13-game hitting streak that ended Aug. 10, Smoak has slashed just .160/.284/.358 since.