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Mariners Part Ways With Justin Smoak – Is Saunders Next?

Slugging First Baseman Now A Jay In a move that one had to figure was coming sooner or later the Seattle Mariners finally made a decision about their problems at first base this week.  Justin Smoak was placed on waivers and claimed by the Toronto Blue Jays. What it means, at least for now, is that the Mariners are going to go with Logan Morrison at first.  I say “for now” because...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays claim first baseman Justin Smoak on waivers from Mariners

  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.202 with seven home runs and 30 RBI. 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.
Via AP on Fox
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Rumors: Justin Smoak claimed off waivers from Mariners

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed Seattle Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers. #455980218 / have claimed 1B/DH Justin Smoak from the #Mariners.— Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) October 28, 2014At one point Smoak was widely viewed as a top 20 prospect in the game, but the former first round draft pick of the Texas Rangers has never fully...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays Claim Justin Smoak Off Waivers

The Seattle Mariners have announced that first baseman Justin Smoak has been claimed off of waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, ending his disappointing stint with the Mariners. Smoak, 27, at one time was considered the best hitting prospect in the game and the centerpiece in the 2010 trade that sent Cliff Lee from Seattle to the Texas Rangers. Ever since that trade, it has been a...
Via On-Base Talk
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waviers

The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed first baseman Justin Smoak off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Smoke, 27, is coming off a season in which he hit just .202/.275/.339 in 80 games. Long on potential and short on results, the Blue Jays will hope yet another change of scenery gets things going for Smoak. The acquisition of Smoak who has a $3.65 million option for the 2015 season...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Rumors: Justin Smoak likely to be nontendered

The Seattle Mariners head into the 2014 off season after compiling a record of 87-75, third in the American League West. The Mariners were lead by an excellent pitching staff that was second in the Major Leagues in ERA. The offense was a mediocre 18th in the league in runs scored and need a boost for next season. With many questions to be answered with the roster, it appears outfielder...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Justin Smoak, James Paxton

The Seattle Mariners look to bounce back on Saturday following a 7-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Friday, which snapped a four-game winning streak. The loss cropped the Mariners to 47-39, six game behind the Oakland A's in the American League West. There is some mixed news on the injury front, as James Paxton is ready for a simulated game, but questions remain whether or...
Via Sports Injury Alert
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Smoak's incredible 9th-inning snag saves game for Mariners (VIDEO)

Infield catches don't come any better — or timelier — than Justin Smoak's incredible diving 9th-inning play Friday night.The Mariners first baseman — playing well off the bag with the bases loaded — goes airborne to snag Adian Beltre's screaming liner and then step on first base to turn a unassisted, game-ending double play and save a 6-5 lead against the Rangers...
Via The Other Paper
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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