The Colorado Rockies have discussed Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak as a potential trade target, Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post reports.
Colorado has been eyeing an upgrade at first base and was previously tied to Edwin Encarnacion, who was traded to the Seattle Mariners on Thursday. If Encarnacion is no longer available, Smoak would be a reliable alternative. General manager Jeff Bridich told Saunders that the trade will not derail his team's plans of adding a big bat.
The 32-year-old Smoak has come into his own over four seasons with the Blue Jays, reaching his peak with an All-Star campaign in 2017 when he slashed .270/.355/.529 with 38 home runs and 29 doubles. He took a bit of a step back in 2018 but still posted a .350 OBP with 25 long balls and 34 doubles.