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Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Joe Smith

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Joe Smith

Joe Smith is a 33-year-old (his birthday was a week ago, I’m sure he’d still accept a card), right-handed reliever. The Jays signed him to a 1-year, $3 million free agent contract this winter. Joe has played 10 seasons in the majors, playing for 4 teams. In 639 games (all in relief) he has a 2.93 ERA. In 570.2 innings, he’s allowed 474 hits, 210 walks and 476 strikeouts. Last year, splitting time between the Angels and the Cubs, he pitched in 54 games, 52 innings, 47 hits, 8 home runs, 18 walks and 40 strike outs. He’s been used as a ROOGY. Career RHB have hit .215/.286/.305 and...

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