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Seth Smith | Designated Hitter

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (32) / 9/30/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

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

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