Brewers release ex-Blue Jay Justin Smoak after Vogelbach acquisition
1st baseman hit a paltry .186 with 5 home runs in 33 games this season
The Milwaukee Brewers released first baseman Justin Smoak on Tuesday after designating him for assignment last week.
The Brewers entered Tuesday night's game at Detroit trailing the final playoff spot in the National League by 1 1/2 games.
Smoak's struggles came after he hit 85 homers over the previous three seasons with Toronto, although his home run totals and batting average slipped over the course of that span.
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