The Blue Jays are bringing again first baseman Justin Smoak for 2019. Toronto will train Smoak’s $eight million membership choice, in keeping with MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi.

The transfer was anticipated, though Kendrys Morales is signed for $12 million subsequent season. The Blue Jays even haveĀ No. 28 prospect Rowdy Tellez, who impressed as a September callup this season. The membership was unlikely to let Smoak stroll, and may it wish to unencumber extra enjoying time for Tellez down the street, it could possibly discover shifting Smoak by way of commerce.

The Blue Jays are bringing again first baseman Justin Smoak for 2019. Toronto will train Smoak’s $eight million membership choice, in keeping with MLB.com’s Jon Paul Morosi.

The transfer was anticipated, though Kendrys Morales is signed for $12 million subsequent season. The Blue Jays even haveĀ No. 28 prospect Rowdy Tellez, who impressed as a September callup this season. The membership was unlikely to let Smoak stroll, and may it wish to unencumber extra enjoying time for Tellez down the street, it could possibly discover shifting Smoak by way of commerce.

Smoak, who turns 32 in December, hit .242/.350/.457 with 25 dwelling runs and 77 RBIs in 147 video games in 2018, his fourth season with the Blue Jays. An All-Star in 2017, Smoak is a finalist for a Gold Glove Award at first base.

Toronto faces yet another resolution on a group choice for Yangervis Solarte ($5.5 million with a $750,000 buyout) forward of Friday’s 5 p.m. ET deadline. It is unclear whether or not he will probably be introduced again after experiencing some regression on the plate in 2018.

Chad Thornburg is a reporter for MLB.com based mostly in Los Angeles.

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