Smoak Gets the Call

by Andrew Wirtanen in


Justin SmoakESPN is reporting that the Texas Rangers have purchased the contract of Justin Smoak (Cotuit Kettleers '06) from the Oklahoma City Redhawks (AAA). Smoak led the Redhawks with a .470 OBP through 15 games. Chris Davis has been optioned to the minors. Listen to our CodBall Conversation with Smoak, which was recorded after his impressive 2006 Cape League season which earned him the Pat Sorenti MVP Award. Smoak batted .286 on the Cape with 11 HRs and 27 RBI. He was voted to the 2006 All-League Team, along with Matt Laporta (YD '04, Brewster '06; Cleveland Indians) and Major League prospect Buster Posey (YD '06-'07; Fresno Grizzlies).