With less than an hour left until the MLB Trade Deadline, the Cleveland Indians made a move for a familiar relief pitcher.
The Indians acquired Joe Smith from the Toronto Blue Jays according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.
Source: Joe Smith to #Indians.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 31, 2017
This year with the Blue Jays, Smith was 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA, appeared in 38 games putting in 35.2 innings of work, and struck out 51 batters.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, in return for Smith, the Blue Jays acquired two low-end prospects from the Indians.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 31, 2017
Joe Smith will more than likely be a rental for the rest of the 2017 season with the Indians because he is a free agent in 2018.
Smith played with the Indians from 2009-2013.