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Seth Smith | Outfielder

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Batting cleanup for the first time this season, Seth Smith homered and walked against the Indians on Friday.
The Mariners hit Nelson Cruz third tonight with Robinson Cano sitting again, leaving Smith to hit cleanup. Even though it worked, we wouldn't expect Smith to remain there Saturday. May 30 - 1:46 AM

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Seth Smith led off Tuesday's game with a home run, but finished 1-for-5 as the Mariners lost to the Orioles.

Smith rudely greeted Miguel Gonzalez with a blast to right field, his fourth homer of the year. The veteran has seen a vast majority of his plate appearances against right-handed pitching, but has more or less an even platoon split thus far. He's batting .255/.310/.480 overall with 10 RBI.
May 19 - 10:29 PM

Seth Smith singled, doubled and tripled against the Astros on Sunday.

Alas, the home run was not to be. Smith finished the contest 3-for-4 and tossed in an outfield assist for good measure. The strong game pushed his batting line to .276/.333/.483, with one home run, eight runs scored and six RBI. These numbers are more or less in-line with his career-slash of .265/.346/.452. A groin injury from earlier in the season no longer seems to be an issue.
May 3 - 5:23 PM

Seth Smith is in the Mariners starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Athletics.

Smith has been battling groin tightness which has kept him out of the lineup since Tuesday. He'll assume his regular second slot in the Mariners lineup against opposing right-hander Sonny Gray, though he's serving as the designated hitter as opposed to returning to left field.
Apr 11 - 1:04 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Friday that Seth Smith (groin) was feeling better and could return to the lineup on Saturday.

The veteran outfielder has been battling groin tightness that has sidelined him the past few days. Rickie Weeks and Justin Ruggiano have been seeing extra time in the outfield in his absence.
Apr 10 - 7:51 PM

Seth Smith is not in Wednesday's lineup due to groin tightness.

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Smith was unavailable in Tuesday's game due to the issue, and he'll sit out again Wednesday. The good news is that it's being considered day-to-day at this point. Nelson Cruz started in right field with Rickie Weeks serving as the DH Wednesday.
Apr 8 - 6:31 PM

Making his Mariners debut, Seth Smith tripled and doubled twice Monday versus the Angels.

One might not guess that Smith hit as many as nine triples in a season (2011). Last year, he had five in 443 at-bats for the Padres. He's now tied with Rajai Davis and Ian Kinsler for 52nd place on the active list with 27 career triples (and, at 32, he's younger than both of those players). But enough triples facts. Smith is a perfectly solid hitter, and he should be a fine fit in the two hole for the Mariners against right-handers. He just won't be a big fantasy asset in the process.
Apr 6 - 7:42 PM

Seth Smith (ankle) is in the Mariners lineup on Wednesday.

Smith was scratched from Monday's game and had a scheduled off-day on Tuesday. The ankle injury was never considered serious. He should be ready for Opening Day.
Apr 1 - 11:39 AM

Seth Smith (ankle) was a precautionary scratch on Monday, but is not expected to miss any significant time.

Smith's getting a scheduled off-day on Tuesday. It looks like he should be good to go for the season-opener.
Mar 31 - 11:38 AM

Seth Smith was scratched from the Mariners' lineup on Monday due to ongoing ankle soreness.

Smith also missed Sunday's game, but the Mariners don't seem all that concerned. His readiness for the Mariners' season-opener is not in question at the moment.
Mar 30 - 2:55 PM

Seth Smith (ankle) is in the Mariners' starting lineup for Monday's Cactus League game.

Smith was scratched from Sunday's game with a sore ankle. It's obviously not a serious injury.
Mar 30 - 10:34 AM

Seth Smith was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a sore ankle.

"He rolled his ankle a little bit yesterday," Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said. "It's a little swollen. It's just precautionary. We're not going to let him play today. Seventh game of the World Series, he'd be in there." Expect Smith back out there in a day or two.
Mar 29 - 3:27 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon indicated Saturday that whoever plays right field could end up batting second in the Mariners lineup.

The M's skipper mentioned that Seth Smith, Justin Ruggiano and Rickie Weeks were all capable of hitting in that second spot in the lineup. Smith figures to see the majority of the at-bats against right-handed pitching with Ruggiano or Weeks imposing their will against opposing southpaws.
Feb 28 - 10:46 AM

Mariners acquired OF Seth Smith from the Padres in exchange for RHP Brandon Maurer.

Smith inked an extension with the Padres last summer, but he became expendable following their acquisitions of Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers. The 32-year-old had a fine year in 2014, batting .266/.367/.440 with 12 homers and 48 RBI. He'll form the strong side of the platoon in right field with Justin Ruggiano.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 07:05:00 PM

According to ESPN's Jerry Crasnick, the trade sending Seth Smith to the Mariners for reliever Brandon Maurer is "done."

It's a straight up player-for-player swap. Smith, a left-handed hitter, should pair well with the right-handed-hitting Justin Ruggiano in a right field platoon for Seattle. Smith posted a strong .807 OPS (135 OPS+) in 2014 for San Diego but became expendable after the Padres' offseason run of blockbuster outfield trades. Maurer is a nice bullpen arm for the quickly-improving Friars.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 05:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
2Chris Taylor
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Taijuan Walker
5Mike Montgomery
6J.A. Happ
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Carson Smith
2Fernando Rodney
3Charlie Furbush
4Mark Lowe
5Joe Beimel
6David Rollins
7Vidal Nuno
8Tom Wilhelmsen