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April 22, 2010

Justin Smoak comes to the majors

Filed under: MLB — The Wizard @ April 22, 2010 10:43 pm


MLB.com’s T.R. Sullivan reports that the Rangers have promoted first base prospect Justin Smoak from Triple-A Oklahoma City and demoted struggling first baseman Chris Davis in a corresponding move.

Smoak will take over starting first base duties for the Rangers and could hang onto the gig for a long while if he performs as expected.  The 23-year-old was off to a superb start at Triple-A this year, with a .326/.500/.587 batting line and two home runs over 62 plate appearances.  He has serious, serious upside.

Davis, meanwhile, had been batting just .188 with a 556 OPS in 48 at-bats.  He may need to find another organization in order to continue his major league career.

Stats (AAA): .326/.500/.587 with 6 K / 16 BB in 42 ABs. And a .342 BABIP.

UPDATE: Satchel Price likes.


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