TGB client Chris Smith re-signs with Blue Jays
TGB client Chris Smith has re-signed with the Toronto Blue Jays on a minor league deal. Smith was released twice by the New York Yankees in 2015 despite putting up very good numbers out of the bullpen. The right-hander dominated the Florida State League with both the Blue Jays and the Yankees, striking out 41 in 36.1 innings pitched while only giving up 3 runs (0.74 ERA). At the AA level, Smith struck out 16 and walked only 4 in his 16.1 innings pitched between AA-Trenton and AA-New Hampshire. Smith is currently playing winter ball in Puerto Rico for Gigantes de Carolina. In 4 appearances to date, he has only given up 1 run and struck out 6.