Report: Blue Jays picking up Justin Smoak’s 2019 team option


Toronto Blue Jays designated hitter Justin Smoak (14) reacts after hitting the game winning walk off home run to debated the Tampa Bay Rays during ninth inning AL baseball action in Toronto on Thursday, September 20, 2018. (Nathan Denette/CP)

The Toronto Blue Jays are picking up their $8-million team option on slugger Justin Smoak‘s contract for 2019, MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reports.

Smoak is coming off a 2018 campaign that saw him lead all qualified Blue Jays hitters in OPS (.808), home runs (25), RBI (77) and runs scored (67).

The 31-year-old was named an all-star in 2017. He will become a free agent at the end of the 2019 season.

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