Joe Smith is headed to Ohio. It’s nice that we have already played all of our regular season Cleveland games this year.
#Indians acquire Joe Smith from #BlueJays, source confirms @Ken_Rosenthal report. @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 31, 2017
Club has confirmed.
We have acquired LHP Thomas Pannone and 2B Samad Taylor from Cleveland for RHP Joe Smith. pic.twitter.com/fIBZVR4bEd— Blue Jays (@BlueJays) July 31, 2017
Samad Taylor is in a 19 year old second baseman in Class A Short season. He was a 10th round draft pick in 2016. He is batting .297/.344/.432 in 235 plate appearances.
Thomas Pannone is a 22 year old left handed starting pitcher in Double A. He has a 1.96 ERA this year in 110 IP, with 120 SOs. He is holding opponents to a .197 average with a 0.95 WHIP. Here’s a bit more of a detailed report on him.
Joe’s wife seems to be really happy with the trade.
CLEVELAND ❤️ ❤️ We are coming home baby!! Thank you @Indians @JSThree8 I can't stop crying!!— Allie LaForce (@ALaForce) July 31, 2017