Smoak is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports. Smoak finds himself on the bench for the fourth time in the last seven games and is slashing .180/.296/.361 with three home runs in September. Rowdy Tellez grabs another start as the two are splitting time at first base.
Smoak is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Astros, Jake Kaplan of The Athletic reports. Smoak sits for the third time in the last five games. Rowdy Tellez has started at first base on each occasion.
Smoak is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rays, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Smoak will head to the bench after starting the last three games, and is slashing .204/.328/.408 with three home runs and nine walks in September. Rowdy Tellez grabs the start at first base as the Blue Jays continue to evaluate their young talent down the stretch.
Smoak is not in the lineup Monday against the Orioles. Smoak will hit the bench for the third time in the last six games as rookie Rowdy Tellez picks up another start at first base in his stead. With the Blue Jays out of the playoff picture, the team seems determined to give younger players at-bats down the stretch, leaving fewer opportunities for Smoak.
Smoak is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Yankees, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports. Smoak will head to the bench for the fourth time in the last seven games, having slashed .194/.306/.394 so far in September. Rowdy Tellez gets another start at first base, and Smoak will likely see fewer starts over the final weeks as the Blue Jays attempt to evaluate their young talent.
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