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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
Contract: view contract details

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Seth Smith (hamstring) is scheduled to return to game action on Saturday.
It's unclear if it will be in Grapefruit League play or if he'll take at-bats in a minor league game, but the veteran outfielder is clearly making progress toward a return. He has been sidelined since March 8 due to a hamstring injury and has only had 11 at-bats this spring. Mar 24 - 6:45 PM

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Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday that Seth Smith (hamstring) still has enough time to get ready for the start of the season.

Smith hasn't played since March 8 due to a right hamstring injury and has only logged 11 at-bats all spring. He can't afford a setback at this point, but it's possible he'll get some at-bats on the minor league side to catch up.
Mar 21 - 11:03 AM

Seth Smith (hamstring) is expected to return to Grapefruit League action early next week.

The outfielder has been held out of action since last weekend due to a nagging hamstring injury. He has been progressing nicely in recent days though and is almost ready to go. He should be healthy and available for the start of the regular season.
Mar 18 - 12:54 PM

Seth Smith's right hamstring isn't progressing as hoped.

Smith was held out all weekend due to the issue, but the healing process has been slow. Still, the Orioles say they are just being cautious. It doesn't sound like something that will impact his availability for the start of the season.
Mar 15 - 9:49 AM

Seth Smith (hamstring) is back to doing baseball activities Monday.

Smith took the weekend off due to some mild hamstring soreness. It sounds like he's pretty much already over the injury.
Mar 13 - 11:05 AM

Seth Smith was held out of Saturday's Grapefruit League contest due to a sore hamstring.

The O's said that he would have played had it been a regular season game. Smith is likely to play everyday against right-handed pitching and looks like an interesting option in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 11 - 11:09 AM

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.
Source: MASN Sports
Jan 7 - 6:19 PM

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

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LF1Hyun Soo Kim
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