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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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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

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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

Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that the Mariners are close to acquiring outfielder Seth Smith.

The Mariners have been looking for another outfield bat to pair with recent acquisition Justin Ruggiano and are apparently about to land Smith, who batted .266/.367/.440 this past season. With the Padres' slew of trades this winter, Smith would likely be no more than a backup outfielder in San Diego, barring injury. The Mariners would be able to offer Smith a starting role. His numbers could take a hit at Seattle's Safeco Field, but he offers a solid bat and (assuming the trade happens) would have value in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues. Brandon Maurer could be headed to San Diego in return.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 02:45:00 PM

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports that Seth Smith "is still a player the Mariners are considering."

Divish adds that "there have been offers made" for Smith, but the Padres "are still trying to figure out their next move." Smith is looking at a likely backup role with San Diego right now, but it's possible they'll opt to keep him around since they're so right-handed heavy. Also worth noting is that, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Padres gave Smith verbal assurance when he signed an extension that he would not be traded this offseason.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:41:00 PM

Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Orioles are still interested in Seth Smith and Will Venable from the Padres.

The Padres have a surplus of outfielders after acquiring Matt Kemp, Wil Myers and Justin Upton in recent days, so the Orioles could be able to find a match. Both Smith and Venable hit from the left side of the plate and could be used on the strong side of a platoon in Baltimore. Smith is signed through 2016 with a club option for 2017 while Venable can become a free agent after 2015.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 09:15:00 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Seth Smith was given verbal assurance when he signed an extension that he would not be traded this offseason.

As Rosenthal notes, the assurance came before A.J. Preller took over as general manager. However, the same ownership is still in place, and while they don't technically have to honor the verbal agreement, it would look pretty bad if they didn't. Smith has drawn trade interest with the Padres suddenly overflowing with outfielders, but it sounds like he might be staying put.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 10:17:00 PM

ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports he's hearing Seth Smith's name often in trade talks.

With the recent deals for Matt Kemp and Wil Myers the Padres suddenly have an excess of outfielders. Smith got off to a great start to his 2014 season before finishing with a .266/.367/.440 line. Smith, 32, is due $6 million next season and is signed through 2016 with a club option for 2017, so he could be an attractive option for a team in need of left-handed power in the corner outfield or at first base.
Wed, Dec 17, 2014 08:00:00 PM

Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in his return to the lineup Thursday.

Smith didn't start the last couple days due to a minor hamstring issue, but he's fine. He's hit .267/.369/.444 for the Padres this season.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 04:22:00 AM

Seth Smith (hamstring) struck out as a pinch-hitter in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

Smith was held out of the Padres' starting lineup due to a tweaked hamstring. He remains day-to-day.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 04:58:00 AM

Seth Smith was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a sore hamstring.

It sounds like a minor issue, as Smith could be available to pinch-hit. Consider him day-to-day.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 07:22:00 PM

Seth Smith went 2-for-4 with a three-run triple in the Padres' 8-2 win over the Pirates on Sunday.

Smith also doubled and scored in the ninth inning. It's been a forgettable season for the Padres but Smith has been a bright spot, hitting .291/.386/.508. Smith's .894 OPS is sixth-best in the National League.
Sun, Aug 10, 2014 05:18:00 PM

Seth Smith ripped a long, go-ahead home run in the 10th inning of Wednesday's comeback win over the Twins.

Everth Cabrera tied things up on a sac fly in the ninth and Smith won it with a towering blast in the 10th off of Anthony Swarzak. He also had an RBI double earlier in the day. The outfielder has been one of the few bright spots for the San Diego offense this season, batting .290/.385/.502 with 12 longballs.
Wed, Aug 6, 2014 05:01:00 PM

Seth Smith logged three hits in four trips to the plate in Thursday's routing of the Cubs.

Smith singled and scored in the first, doubled and was stranded in the third, then singled in a run in the sixth and later came around to score on another single. With the Padres up by a substantial amount in the seventh, journeyman Jeff Francoeur pinch-hit for Smith with lefty reliever James Russell on the hill. Smith continues to enjoy a breakout season, slashing .293/.390/.514 with 11 home runs and 31 RBI.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 11:51:00 PM

Seth Smith helped the Padres walk off 2-1 winners over the Mets on Sunday, singling up the middle to pitcher Josh Edgin in the ninth inning.

Edgin stumbled coming off of the mound, which allowed Smith to reach safely with two outs as the winning run crossed the plate. It was one of Smith's three hits in five plate appearances on the afternoon. Smith's stats remain superb, as he has a .284/.384/.509 slash line with 11 home runs and 29 RBI.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 07:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3John Baker
4John Hicks
5Steven Baron
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
2Shawn O'Malley
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
3Carlos Rivero
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Rickie Weeks
3Stefen Romero
4Endy Chavez
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Seth Smith
2Justin Ruggiano
3James Jones
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Roenis Elias
6Taijuan Walker
7Erasmo Ramirez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Yoervis Medina
4Charlie Furbush
5Tom Wilhelmsen
6Dominic Leone
7David Rollins
8Carson Smith
9Lucas Luetge
10Mayckol Guaipe
11Edgar Olmos
12Mike Kickham
13Mark Lowe
14Justin Germano
15Rafael Perez