Blue Jays call up Smith Jr.
By Andrew Hendriks
Canadian Baseball Network
Completing a transaction that was originally initiated when the Toronto Blue Jays dispatched outfielder Anthony Alford to triple-A Buffalo following Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox, Dwight Smith Jr. has been formally recalled by the club and was available on Tuesday in New York.
Smith Jr. rejoins Toronto having slashed .387/.424/.516 over 14 major league games dating back to his big league call-up in May of 2017.
Since being optioned to Buffalo on May 5, the left-handed hitting product of Peachtree City, Ga., has hit .379 (11-for-29) while drawing six walks and swiping a pair of bases in eight games.
Through seven games with Toronto, Alford went 2-for-14 with six strikeouts, a pair of walks and one stolen base.
For those keeping track at home, the Blue Jays' active roster now consists of 13 pitchers (eight relievers), five infielders, four outfielders and two catchers.
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