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Justin Smoak | First Baseman

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/5/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 230
Bats / Throws: Switch / Left
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Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports the Mariners are likely to buy out the 2015 option for Justin Smoak.
Smoak has a $3.65 million club option for 2015, and it will cost the M's $150,000 to buy out that final year. Smoak, 27, never reached his full potential in Seattle, hitting .202/.275/.339 in 80 games this year. His pedigree may earn him another major league deal, but Smoak will be hard-pressed to find a starting gig on the free agent market this winter. Oct 1 - 11:44 PM

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Mariners recalled 1B Justin Smoak from Triple-A Tacoma.

Smoak has put up huge numbers this season at the Triple-A level, but the 27-year-old first baseman has never been able to translate that success to the major leagues. He is doubtful to carry fantasy value this month.
Sep 1 - 1:36 PM

Mariners optioned 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma.

The move clears a spot for Tuesday's starter Erasmo Ramirez. Smoak went 4-for-20 (.200) with one double and one RBI during his most recent stint with the big club.
Jul 22 - 8:27 AM

Mariners recalled 1B Justin Smoak from Triple-A Tacoma.

The M's sent Smoak to Triple-A earlier this month after he finished his rehab assignment, but they need him now with Michael Saunders (oblique) out. He should see the occasional start at first base and/or DH.
Jul 11 - 5:39 PM

Mariners activated 1B Justin Smoak from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.

Logan Morrison has heated up at the plate to grab ahold of the first base job, leaving Smoak without a starting spot. Smoak had a big first week of the season for the M's but batted just .191/.267/.319 over his last 56 games before going on the disabled list. He's hit only .225/.310/.383 across parts of five big league seasons.
Jul 4 - 3:43 PM

Justin Smoak (quad) took a day off from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday after feeling overall soreness.

He's expected to return to action Wednesday. The Mariners had been hoping Smoak was ready to be activated last week, but obviously he's needed more time. The first baseman is batting .220/.298/.366 with one homer over 47 plate appearances so far on his rehab assignment.
Jul 2 - 12:26 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that decisions regarding Justin Smoak (quad) and Corey Hart (hamstring) is likely a few days away.

Smoak, who landed on the DL with a strained quad earlier this month, is batting .216 (8-for-37) with one home run through 10 rehab games with Triple-A Tacoma. Meanwhile, Hart is hitting .241 (7-for-29) with three doubles and a triple over seven games in Triple-A as he makes his way back from a strained left hamstring. Logan Morrison has played really well of late, but his playing time could suffer once Smoak and Hart are cleared to return.
Jun 30 - 5:31 PM

Justin Smoak (quad) could be activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

Smoak is 5-for-23 with a homer in six rehab games for Triple-A Tacoma and seems to no longer be hindered by the strained left quad that sent him to the DL a couple weeks ago. The problem is that the Mariners are in a bit of a roster crunch, so they could choose to keep Smoak on his rehab a while longer while continuing to evaluate their options.
Jun 25 - 10:35 AM

Justin Smoak (quad) is set to begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday night with Triple-A Tacoma.

Smoak will bat seventh and start at DH for Tacoma in his rehab debut. If all goes well over the next several days, he should be activated when first eligible on June 26. Smoak has been on the 15-day disabled list since June 11 because of a quad injury.
Jun 18 - 5:28 PM

Justin Smoak (quad) ran the bases on Monday.

It's the first time he's done so since going on the disabled list nearly a week ago with a strained quad. Smoak is hoping to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
Jun 16 - 6:11 PM

Mariners placed 1B Justin Smoak on the 15-day disabled list with a quad injury.

Smoak had missed six of the Mariners' last seven games and the club no longer wanted to play a man short. He should be able to return when he is first eligible. Willie Bloomquist has been filling in at first base, and Logan Morrison is back now to help out.
Jun 11 - 5:54 PM

Justin Smoak (quad) is not in the Mariners' starting lineup Tuesday against the Yankees.

Smoak has been left out of the Seattle lineup five out of the last six games because of soreness in his quad. He was used as a defensive replacement on Monday, so the safe assumption is that the injury is not serious.
Jun 10 - 4:40 PM

Justin Smoak (quad) entered Monday's game as a defensive replacement.

Smoak hasn't start four out of the last five games because of quad soreness. It's a good sign that he was able to play defense again, but consider him day-to-day.
Jun 10 - 4:40 AM

Justin Smoak (quad) is out of the Mariners' lineup again on Monday afternoon against the Rays.

Smoak has missed four of the M's last five games because of quad soreness. He's considered day-to-day. Willie Bloomquist will start at first base versus Tampa Bay.
Jun 9 - 11:30 AM

Justin Smoak (quad) remained out of the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

Smoak has been bothered by a sore quad over the past week, missing three of the last four contests. He remains day-to-day. Willie Bloomquist is getting another start at first base Sunday.
Jun 8 - 12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3Humberto Quintero
1B1Logan Morrison
2Justin Smoak
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
3Stefen Romero
CF1Austin Jackson
2James Jones
3Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Denorfia
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Chris Young
5Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Brandon Maurer
4Yoervis Medina
5Charlie Furbush
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Joe Beimel
8Dominic Leone
9Carson Smith
10Lucas Luetge
11Taijuan Walker
12Erasmo Ramirez