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Seth Smith | Outfielder

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (31) / 9/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Seth Smith hit his second home run in as many games during Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers.
Smith did his damage in a pinch-hit appearance on Sunday, and Tuesday he took Zack Greinke deep while starting in left field. He also singled in the game. It's not likely that Smith will hit 162 home runs this year, but he's always had power. It's a crowded outfield in San Diego when healthy, but Smith should continue to get playing time while the team fares without Carlos Quentin and Cameron Maybin. Apr 1 - 10:26 PM

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Seth Smith blasted a game-tying, pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning on Sunday, propelling the Padres to a 3-1 season-opening victory over the Dodgers.

Smith came on to lead off the eighth inning and launched the third pitch he saw from Brian Wilson over the boards to tie the game at 1-1. Smith is expected to see regular playing time in the Padres' outfield against right-handed pitching this season, and could be worthy of deep mixed league consideration.
Mar 30 - 11:06 PM

Seth Smith was scratched from Saturday's Cactus League contest due to illness.

Kyle Blanks will replace him in left field the Padres lineup. Smith should be fine to return to the lineup in the next day or two.
Mar 15 - 2:25 PM

Corey Brock of MLB.com believes that Seth Smith will see considerable playing time against right-handed pitching in 2014.

The Padres enter the spring with a highly crowded outfield situation, with Will Venable, Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin and Chris Denorfia also battling for playing time. Smith has proven to be successful in a platoon role before though, and is surely worthy of a gamble in the later rounds of NL-only leagues.
Feb 16 - 10:33 PM

Padres and OF Seth Smith avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.5 million contract.

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman passed along the contract terms. Smith, who was arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter, earned $3,675,000 with the A's last season while batting .253/.329/.391 with eight home runs and 40 RBI in 117 games. Acquired in December for Luke Gregerson, the 31-year-old is slated to start in right field for the Padres in 2014.
Jan 14 - 3:02 PM

Padres acquired OF Seth Smith from the Athletics for RHP Luke Gregerson.

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report word of the swap. Smith, 31, batted .253/.329/.391 with eight home runs and 40 RBI in 117 games this past season for Oakland. He's the owner of a respectable .798 career OPS and should give San Diego some much-needed offense. Gregerson is a setup man with a 2.88 career ERA. He'll be pitching in front of new A's closer Jim Johnson in 2014.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 04:35:00 PM

Seth Smith is in the Athletics starting lineup for Game 2 of the ALDS on Saturday, hitting sixth and serving as the DH.

Aside from Smith replacing Daric Barton in the lineup, there are no other changes from Game 1 except in the batting order. A's skipper Bob Melvin will roll with Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie, Josh Donaldson, Brandon Moss, Yoenis Cespedes, Smith, Josh Reddick, Stephen Vogt and Eric Sogard against Justin Verlander.
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 03:38:00 PM

Seth Smith had a nice night at the dish in Sunday's 9-0 rout of the Mariners, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI.

Smith doubled home Chris Young as the A's broke through for four runs against starter Erasmo Ramirez in the second inning. He, like so many other players, has performed well in a platoon role with the A's this season, hitting .253/.329/.391 with eight homers and 40 RBI in 368 at-bats.
Sun, Sep 29, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Seth Smith blasted a three-run homer, capping a seven-run uprising in the third inning on Sunday and powering the Athletics to a 7-2 victory over the Astros.

The towering drive to right came courtesy of Lucas Harrell, and was his only hit in two at-bats in the game. The 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .241/.317/.375 with eight homers and 37 RBI on the season, but should be limited to an AL-only play due to his sporadic playing time.
Sun, Sep 8, 2013 08:34:00 PM

Seth Smith (LASIK surgery) is back in the Athletics' lineup Friday.

Smith hasn't played since last Saturday due to an eye astigmatism, but he's ready to go now. He's playing right field and batting sixth against the Orioles' Bud Norris.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 02:22:00 PM

Seth Smith hasn't been available the past two days because of an eye astigmatism.

Athletics manager Bob Melvin told Jane Lee of MLB.com that he's hopeful Smith will be able to return Friday, so it doesn't sound like a major concern. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 02:17:00 PM

Seth Smith went 0-for-4 as Oakland's No. 9 hitter on Monday, leaving him 4-for-38 with no RBI this month.

By month, Smith has posted OPSs of .933, .709, .694 and now .260. He'll probably do a lot more sitting if the A's can get Yoenis Cespedes back healthy.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 12:42:00 AM

Seth Smith reached base all five times he was up Wednesday, going 1-for-1 with four walks.

That's a fun line. Smith is the first player to go 1-for-1 with 4 BB since Adam Dunn did it on May 19, 2012. Matt Wieters, Matt Kemp and Jose Bautista all did it in 2011.
Thu, Jun 13, 2013 01:39:00 AM

Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a homer, two walks and three runs scored versus the Rangers on Monday.

The A's are hoping Smith's slump is over. His OPS dropped from 1.072 on April 23 to .933 on April 30 to .755 on May 17, but he's now gone 4-for-8 in his last two games. Of course, it was in late April and early May that the A's really needed him. Now that Yoenis Cespedes, Coco Crisp and Chris Young are healthy again, Smith isn't so important to the attack anymore.
Tue, May 21, 2013 12:21:00 AM

Seth Smith went 2-for-5 with a run scored in Wednesday's loss to the Indians.

Smith singled and scored in the fourth and added another single in the eighth. He had a chance to come up with a big hit in the ninth but grounded out weakly to the pitcher with the bases loaded. Of course, the A's shouldn't have had to rely on Smith to extend the game. Adam Rosales hit a drive in the ninth inning that clearly hit the railing above the wall in left field, but the Angel Hernandez-led umpire crew failed to reverse their call of a double.
Wed, May 8, 2013 09:55:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Nick Hundley
3Rene Rivera
1B1Yonder Alonso
2Tommy Medica
2B1Jedd Gyorko
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Everth Cabrera
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Carlos Quentin
2Xavier Nady
CF1Will Venable
2Cameron Maybin
RF1Seth Smith
2Chris Denorfia
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Andrew Cashner
2Ian Kennedy
3Josh Johnson
4Tyson Ross
5Eric Stults
6Robbie Erlin
7Cory Luebke
8Casey Kelly
9Joe Wieland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joaquin Benoit
3Dale Thayer
4Nick Vincent
5Alex Torres
6Tim Stauffer
7Donn Roach
8Bobby LaFromboise