Alford, 22, is the Blue Jays' No. 3-ranked prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com. He went 1-for-8 (.125) with a double and three strikeouts in his four-game stint with Toronto. The clock on his Major-League service time will continue to tick as he heals on the DL.
Smith has played two games for the Blue Jays in 2017, going 0-for-3 with a walk. The 24-year-old is batting .316 with four home runs and 21 RBIs for Triple-A Buffalo this season.
Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.