Baltimore Orioles acquire OF Dwight Smith

Outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. has been acquired by the Baltimore Orioles from the Toronto Blue Jays for international signing bonus pool allocation.

Smith hit .293 with two home runs and nine RBIs in 47 games with Toronto over the past two seasons.

The 26-year-old is the son of former major leaguer Dwight Smith Sr., who played for the Orioles in 1994.

To make room for Smith on the 40-man roster, Baltimore designated 30-year-old left-hander Josh Osich for assignment on Friday.

Furthermore, Baltimore acquired Osich off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Feb. 19. Osich is 6-5 with a 5.01 ERA in 160 games with the Giants over the last four seasons.

Meanwhile, the Blue Jays played split-squad games against the Pirates. One in Dunedin and one in Bradenton, and won by an aggregate 16-2.

Dunedin

Pirates 2 Blue Jays 5

Marcus Stroman had a great start. 4 innings, allowing just 1 hit, no walks, with 3, strikeouts. Also one batter reached base on a wild pitch on strike three. It is good to see him having a nice start to his spring. Furthermore, he has a 2.25 ERA so far this spring.

Bradenton

However, the bad news was that Dalton Pompey fouled one off his knee and had to leave the game. No news yet on whether there is damage or not.

Also, Sean Reid-Foley was terrific. Because he pitched 4 innings, allowing just 1 walk, with 4 strikeouts. Foley looked great. He has a 5.00 ERA this spring.

Peace,

Burke.

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