Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak claimed off waivers by Blue Jays

Smoak was acquired by Mariners on July 9, 2010

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jack Zduriencik announced today that first baseman Justin Smoak was claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Mariners Major League, 40-man roster is now at 39 players.

Smoak, who turns 28 on Dec. 5, appeared in 496 games for the Mariners after joining the club on July 9, 2010. He was acquired from the Texas Rangers as part of a six-player deal. Smoak hit .226 (390x1725) with 74 doubles, 66 home runs and 200 RBI with Seattle, posting a .308 on-base percentage and a .384 slugging mark.

Smoak appeared in 80 games, making 66 starts, with Seattle in 2014, hitting .202 (50x248) with 13 doubles, 7 home runs and 30 RBI. Smoak hit .337 (69x205) with 13 doubles and 7 homers in 56 games with AAA Tacoma this season, as well.