Blue Jays claim 1B Justin Smoak

TORONTO (AP) 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 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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