Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers
Former 1st-round pick played in Seattle
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers Tuesday.
The 27-year-old Smoak appeared in 80 games for the Mariners last season, batting just .202 with seven home runs and 30 RBIs.
The former first-round pick of the Texas Rangers in 2008 has spent parts five seasons in the majors, recording a .224 average with 74 home runs in 566 games.