Smoak singled, walked twice, and scored two runs over three at-bats in Sunday's spring game.
Smoak has not yet tallied an extra-base hit, but he has reached base five times over 12 plate appearances in his first spring with his new club. Smoak is coming off a down season, but he is on track to see plenty of action at first base for the Brewers. Exactly how the starts are divided between him and Ryan Braun, though, remains to be seen.
Smoak signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Brewers on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Smoak had a decrease in production last season, as he hit just .208/.342/.406 with 22 home runs and 61 RBI, good for only a 101 wRC+. Despite his downturn in 2019, the 33-year-old has been reliable offensively in the past. If he can regain production, he could take over as the Brewers' primary first baseman next season even with Ryan Braun and newly acquired Ryon Healy available as other options.
Smoak went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Rays.
Smoak will leave Blue Jays' fans with positive memories in what may wind up as his final game in Toronto. He'll be a free agent this season and may find it tough to secure a major-league contract, as he'll be coming off a year in which he hit just .208/.342/.406, not a good enough line for a first baseman. Smoak will turn 33 in December and likely doesn't fit into the rebuilding Blue Jays' future plans.
Smoak will sit again Friday against the Rays.
Smoak finds himself on the bench for the fourth straight game. He hasn't appeared in any capacity in any of the last three contests. Randal Grichuk will rest his legs as the designated hitter Friday.
Smoak is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.
Smoak sits for the third straight game, with the Blue Jays seemingly looking at younger options for the final few games of the season. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be the designated hitter Wednesday, with Rowdy Tellez starting at first base.
Smoak is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Orioles.
Smoak finds himself on the bench for a second straight day and the third time in four games as the Blue Jays continue to rotate other players at DH. Vladimir Guerrero is starting at designated hitter Tuesday.
Smoak is not in Monday's lineup against the Orioles.
Smoak will sit for the second time in three games as the Blue Jays continue to give looks to other players down the stretch. The veteran first baseman, who is a free agent after the season, is hitting just .191 with a .453 OPS through 12 games this month. Randal Grichuk is starting at DH in place of Smoak on Monday, with Billy McKinney getting the nod in right field.
Smoak is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Yankees.
Smoak homered in Friday's win, his second homer in three games, but he will not be rewarded with another start Saturday. The 32-year-old is a free agent this winter and the Blue Jays have been giving looks to other players at Smoak's expense. He's struggled with the transition to a part-time role, batting .108/.214/.297 in 11 games so far this month.
Smoak went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk a 4-3 win over the Yankees on Friday.
Smoak's go-ahead bomb in the top of the seventh inning held up as the difference as the Blue Jays rolled to a fifth consecutive win. The 32-year-old has been handling more of a part-time role in September, and that's unlikely to change over the season's final week while the impending free agent's future with the organization remains muddled.
Smoak will sit Wednesday against the Orioles.
Smoak continues to alternate between starting and sitting, a pattern that has now gone on for 14 games. Rowdy Tellez will be the first baseman Wednesday, with Vladimir Guerrero serving as the designated hitter.
Smoak is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Yankees.
Smoak's pattern of alternating between starting and sitting now stretches over 12 straight games. Brandon Drury starts at first base Sunday, with Rowdy Tellez serving as the designated hitter.
Smoak is not in the lineup Friday against the Yankees.
Smoak has been reduced to starting every other game over the past 10 contests. Rowdy Tellez starts at first base Friday, with Bo Bichette getting a partial rest as the designated hitter. Richard Urena takes Bichette's typical spot at shortstop.
Smoak will be on the bench for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.
The Blue Jays appear to be preferring younger options down the stretch, as Smoak sits for the fourth time in the last seven games. Brandon Drury will play first base Wednesday, with Rowdy Tellez serving as the designated hitter.
Smoak is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays.
Smoak is 1-for-13 since the start of September and will sit for the second time in the last three games. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will serve as the designated hitter while Brandon Drury starts at third base.
Smoak is out for Friday's game at Tampa Bay, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Smoak will take a seat Friday with left-hander Brendan McKay on the mound for the Rays. Randal Grichuk will serve as the designated hitter while Jonathan Davis starts in right field.
Smoak is not in the lineup Tuesday against Atlanta.
The Blue Jays' regular lineup will be one man short with the lack of a designated hitter under National League rules. Smoak will miss out Tuesday, with Rowdy Tellez starting at first base.
Smoak is not starting Saturday against the Astros, Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun reports.
Smoak has started the past three games and gone 4-for-9 with a home run and a 3:1 BB:K. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is starting at DH in his place Saturday, with Brandon Drury getting the nod at third base.
Smoak went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and two RBI against the Braves on Tuesday.
Smoak provided most of the Blue Jays' offense, first delivering an RBI single in the opening frame. He followed that up with a solo homer in the seventh inning to give the team a 3-1 lead, his 20th long ball of the season. It was just his second home run of the month, though he does have five doubles since Aug. 12. While he's hitting a disappointing .214 across 437 plate appearances, Smoak has maintained a 16.5 percent walk rate, boosting his on-base percentage to .352 to go along with a .418 slugging percentage.
Smoak is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
He'll head to the bench after starting at first base the past two days and going 1-for-8 with a walk and an RBI. Rowdy Tellez will step in for Smoak and occupy the cleanup spot in the series finale.
Smoak is not starting Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Smoak will head to the bench Wednesday with no DH spot available in Dodger Stadium. Rowdy Tellez is starting at first base Wednesday.
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