Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:16:59 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays OF Dayan Viciedo gives the team another option in left field with OF Michael Saunders (knee) out, but general manager Alex Anthopoulos said the first base/designated hitter spot is "the most wide open spot in terms of competition." The team has talked about giving 1B Edwin Encarnacion time at DH this year to save his body, and 1Bs Justin Smoak, Daric Barton and Matt Hague are other options for first base.
Fantasy Tip: Viciedo could have fleeting late-round value in deeper mixed leagues depending on his playing time in the first month of the season with Saunders sidelined. Viciedo hit 20-plus homers in two of the last three years, so we know he has the power. He won't do you any favors in the BA department, though, so he'll mainly be an NL-only commodity this year.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:38:50 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak and 3B Danny Valencia could be part of a platoon at first base if 1B Edwin Encarnacion begins the season as the designated hitter.
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:18:10 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak could face competition from 1B Chris Colabello and 1B Daric Barton for the starting first base job if he does not start off the season well.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:02:36 -0800
Free-agent 1B Justin Smoak (Blue Jays) signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, Dec. 3.
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 09:04:03 -0800
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak and OFs Andy Dirks and John Mayberry Jr. were not tendered contracts, making them free agents.
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 12:35:55 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays will decline the $3.65 million option for the 2015 season on 1B Justin Smoak, according to an industry source. He is expected to receive a $150,000 buyout and will become eligible for arbitration but remain in the organization.
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:46:26 -0700
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Justin Smoak said he expects the team to decline his $3.65 million option for 2015 and negotiate a new contract with him.
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:42:03 -0700
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed 1B Justin Smoak off waivers from the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:17:06 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are not expected to exercise a club option for 1B Justin Smoak in 2015, and will likely opt to pay a $150,000 buyout. The team is not expected to tender him a contract for 2015.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:10:59 -0700
The Seattle Mariners recalled 1B Justin Smoak, OF Stefen Romero, SP Taijuan Walker and RP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also selected the contracts of C Humberto Quintero and RP Carson Smith from Triple-A Tacoma.