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Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers

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.

Former 1st-round pick played in Seattle

Justin Smoak, once a Texas Rangers' first-round draft pick, was claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays from the Seattle Mariners. (Harry How/ Getty Images)

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.

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