Blue Jays’ Smoak reinstated from paternity list, Urena optioned

Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak. (Chris Young/CP)

Toronto Blue Jays first basemen Justin Smoak has been reinstated from the paternity list, the team announced on Sunday.

In a corresponding move, infielder Richard Urena has been optioned to triple-A Buffalo.

Smoak was originally place on the paternity list on May 3 to be with his wife, Kristin Smoak, in South Carolina as she gave birth to their daughter Berkleigh Grace, according to Kristin’s instagram account.

Through 29 games this season, Smoak is batting .257 with four home runs and 18 RBIs.

During his time in the majors, Urena played in 21 games and hit .206 with one home run and four RBIs.


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