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Joe Smith Heading Back To Cleveland

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From 2009 to 2013 Joe Smith was a productive setup man for the Cleveland Indians. Now, he’ll be heading from Toronto back to Cleveland on this busy deadline Monday. 

Smith has been a reliable reliever over the course of his career, although he’s striking batters out at a career-high pace this season (12.87 K/9). He’s the second pitcher to be traded by the Blue Jays today, with Francisco Liriano going to Houston.  

In return, Toronto will receive Thomas Pannone and Samad Taylor

Cleveland knows that it takes a quality bullpen to win games in October, and come this October they’ll be trotting out: Cody Allen, Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw, and now Smith. 

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