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Seth Smith | Outfielder | #12

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (34) / 9/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Mississippi
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 2 (0) / COL
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According to Steve Melewski of MASN Sports, the Orioles' acquisition of Seth Smith won't affect the team's pursuit of free agent Mark Trumbo.
The Orioles landed Smith in a trade that sent Yovani Gallardo to the Mariners earlier this week. Even if the Orioles employed Smith as an everyday player, which seems unlikely given his struggles against lefties, Trumbo could easily be plugged in at DH. Because Hyun Soo Kim and Smith are better suited for platoon roles, Melewski expects the Orioles to continue searching for outfield depth. Jan 7 - 6:19 PM
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Orioles acquired OF Seth Smith from the Mariners in exchange for RHP Yovani Gallardo and cash.

The Orioles have been in the market for offense all winter and have landed a solid platoon option. Smith's best days are likely behind him at 34, but he's a career .272/.355/.472 hitter against right-handed pitching and batted .256/.351/.431 with 16 homers versus righties in 2016. He'll get regular at-bats against right-handers in 2017, whether they come in right field or the designated hitter spot or both.
Jan 6 - 1:47 PM

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune writes that the Mariners "show a willingness" to trade Seth Smith.

Dutton adds that the club would be particularly willing to deal Smith if it lands them a starting pitcher. Although Smith currently would be in line to see plenty of starts against righties in Seattle, the Mariners also want to give Ben Gamel and Mitch Haniger a look in the outfield corners. They could also go after a bigger bat in free agency if they trade Smith. Smith is 34 but was productive against right-handers in 2016, batting .256/.351/.431 with 16 homers.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 09:47:00 AM

Mariners exercised their $7 million club option on OF Seth Smith.

Smith, 34, batted .249 with 16 homers and a .758 OPS over 438 plate appearances this past season. He should continue to have a significant role against right-handed starters next season.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 05:24:00 PM

Seth Smith (foot) was hitless in three at-bats Thursday against the Athletics.

Smith departed Wednesday's game after being hit on the foot by a pitch, but he didn't have to miss a start. The Mariners are slated to face righties the next two days, so Smith will be back in there.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 08:13:00 AM

Seth Smith was lifted for a pinch-runner after being hit in the foot during Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Smith was struck in the foot by a pitch in the top of the sixth inning. Ben Gamel subsequently came on to pinch-run for him. The Mariners should provide an update as to Smith's status later on Wednesday.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 04:25:00 PM

Seth Smith blasted a pair of home runs and plated four on Sunday, powering the Mariners to a 7-3 victory over the Astros.

Smith tagged Astros starter Doug Fister with a solo shot in the third inning then chased him from the game with a three-run bomb the following frame. He finished the day 2-for-2 plus a walk and scored three times. After the impressive afternoon, he's now hitting .264/.350/.443 with 16 homers and 60 RBI on the season.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 06:56:00 PM

Seth Smith launched a grand slam in Tuesday's 8-0 win over the Angels.

With the Mariners already holding a 4-0 lead in the sixth inning, insurance wasn't really needed here, but Smith provided it nonetheless. This was his second granny of the season. The veteran outfielder is slashing .262/.349/.426 with 14 home runs and 55 RBI over 340 at-bats.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:01:00 AM

Seth Smith went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, a walk and three runs scored Wednesday against the Rangers.

Easily the best game he's had in a while. Smith has been losing playing time because of his lack of production. The start tonight was his second of the month and third in the Mariners' last 12 games. He'll go back to starting against right-handers regularly if he can keep hitting.
Thu, Sep 8, 2016 01:19:00 AM

Seth Smith (foot) is back in Monday's lineup versus the Angels.

Smith was scratched from Sunday's lineup due to a bruised right foot, but he's feeling better now. He'll bat second and serve as the DH against Ricky Nolasco.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 07:19:00 PM

Seth Smith was scratched from the Mariners' lineup with a bruised right foot.

Smith fouled a ball off his foot Saturday and was sore when he got to the park Sunday. Consider him day-to-day. Dae-Ho Lee has taken his spot in the lineup.
Sun, Aug 14, 2016 02:34:00 PM

Seth Smith hit a third-inning grand slam Sunday in the Mariners' 9-4 victory over the Orioles.

It came off Ubaldo Jimenez, but it still counts. Smith has now gone deep in four straight games and he suddenly has an .825 OPS with 10 homers and 38 RBI on the season. The veteran outfielder entered the month of July with a .765 OPS.
Sun, Jul 3, 2016 07:20:00 PM

Seth Smith went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Thursday's win over the Orioles.

Smith launched a Chris Tillman offering deep into the night in the fifth inning, helping to break open a 1-0 game in the process. For the season, he is slashing .263/.361/.404 with seven homers and 29 RBI over 198 at-bats. If he can catch a little hot streak in the second half of the season, he would have a shot at matching or surpassing the career-best 17 homers he posted with the Rockies in 2010.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 01:39:00 AM

Seth Smith went 0-for-4 in the loss to the Indians on Monday.

After a great April, Smith is hitting just .210 over his last 27 games (21 starts). He still has the OBP to justify a spot high in the Mariners order even during this slump, but it's possible he'll be dropped if he doesn't get it going again.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 01:26:00 AM

Seth Smith cranked two home runs in an epic beatdown of his former team the Padres on Tuesday.

Smith took James Shields deep for a three-run homer in the third inning, then added a solo shot off Padres reliever Luis Perdomo in the fifth. He wrapped up his day going 2-for-4 with a walk plus four RBI and three runs scored. The 33-year-old outfielder shows no signs of aging. He is slashing .269/.392/.438 with six longballs, 26 runs scored, and 22 RBI.
Tue, May 31, 2016 08:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
3Audry Perez
1B1Chris Davis
2Jesus Montero
3Chris Johnson
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Robert Andino
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Juan Francisco
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Aneury Tavarez
CF1Adam Jones
2Michael Bourn
3Logan Schafer
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
3Dariel Alvarez
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Ubaldo Jimenez
5Wade Miley
6Mike Wright
7Joe Gunkel
8Chris Lee
9Gabriel Ynoa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Oliver Drake
6Donnie Hart
7Logan Ondrusek
8Vidal Nuno
9Logan Verrett
10Jayson Aquino
11Jesus Liranzo