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.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:46:44 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:49:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners DH Corey Hart, 1B Justin Smoak and 1B Logan Morrison will share playing time similarly to their rotation early in the season, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak and Hart project to see the lion's share of playing time at first base and designated hitter, respectively. Morrison spelled those two occasionally and spot started in right field early in the season, so he'll still see enough at-bats to maintain his AL-only value. Ultimately, Endy Chavez is the obstacle to everyday at-bats for all three.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:33:15 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Friday, July 11. In a corresponding move, OF Michael Saunders (oblique) has been placed on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak is an inconsistent hitter, but he has the potential to be an impact bat in all formats and put up big numbers in a hurry. He is worth a flier in deep leagues and should be owned in AL-only formats. He will battle Logan Morrison and Corey Hart for playing time at first base and designated hitter.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:47:52 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Logan Morrison is the starting first baseman for the foreseeable future. Manager Lloyd McClendon said 1B Justin Smoak is a major leaguer but needs to work on things in the minors.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:40:39 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.