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Dominic Smith | First Baseman | #22

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (22) / 6/15/1995
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 226
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / NYM
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Mets activated 1B Dominic Smith from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Smith has already played eight games for Vegas on what was officially a rehab assignment, but the plan was always to option him. He'll continue to hone his craft in the minors while Adrian Gonzalez handles first base with the big club. Apr 15 - 1:10 PM

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Dominic Smith (quad) has begun a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas.

He'll likely be eased into action after missing most of spring training with a strained left quad. Veteran first baseman Adrian Gonzalez has played pretty well in the early going, so the Mets can be patient with the 22-year-old Smith.
Apr 5 - 9:43 AM

Mets placed 1B Dominic Smith on the 10-day disabled list with a right quad strain.

Smith had a shot at claiming the Mets' starting first base gig this spring, but he suffered a quad injury in late February and is still recovering. Adrian Gonzalez will hold down the fort for now.
Mar 29 - 1:06 PM

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Tuesday that "it's not looking good" for Dominic Smith (quad) to play in another Grapefruit League game this spring.

Smith appeared in just one half of one Grapefruit League game back in February before straining his left quad and he's still unable to run. It's been an unfortunate injury for the 22-year-old first baseman, who got in great shape this winter and had a shot at claiming a starting job with the Mets out of camp. Adrian Gonzalez and Wilmer Flores will likely share playing time at first base out of the gate.
Mar 20 - 4:45 PM

Dominic Smith said Saturday that the discomfort in his injured quadriceps is continuing to prevent him from running.

Smith is still hopeful that he'll be able to return to Grapefruit League action before the Mets break camp, but admits that he isn't sure that will happen. He's expected to begin the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Mar 17 - 10:25 AM

Dominic Smith (quad) is unsure when he'll be ready to return to game action.

Smith suffered a strained right quad early on in the Grapefruit League schedule and is still working his way back. He said the last step will be running the bases without pain. If healthy, Smith is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Las Vegas, with Adrian Gonzalez serving as the primary first baseman at the major league level.
Mar 13 - 1:06 PM

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Friday that it will be "tough" for Dominic Smith (quad) to be ready for Opening Day.

Smith has been limited to two spring training plate appearances to this point because of a strained left quad. He's expected to return to game action soon, but the youngster has already missed too much time to push Adrian Gonzalez for the first base job. Chances are, he was likely headed back to Triple-A Las Vegas even had he been healthy.
Mar 9 - 3:34 PM

Dominic Smith (quad) will take batting practice Sunday.

Smith has been battling a strained left quad for the last week or so but has been making steady progress. When he'll be ready for Grapefruit League action isn't known, but it's probably not far off.
Mar 4 - 10:20 AM

Dominic Smith (quad) went through drills and did some jogging Thursday morning in Mets camp.

Smith was diagnosed with a left quad strain earlier this week but already seems to be making good progress. He could be ready for the start of the regular season, though the Mets might opt to go with veteran Adrian Gonzalez at first base to give the 22-year-old a little more time for healing and development.
Mar 1 - 11:34 AM

Dominic Smith (quad) took swings Tuesday.

It's a good sign for Smith as he works his way back from a left quad strain. However, there's no clear timetable for him to return to game action.
Feb 27 - 10:40 AM

An MRI confirmed the diagnosis of a left quad strain for Dominic Smith.

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Monday that the MRI came back "OK," but that was a rather vague description. Smith is expected to make a gradual return to baseball activities, likely setting him back a few days. Not the ideal start to his spring as he tries to state his case over Adrian Gonzalez at first base.
Feb 27 - 9:43 AM

Mets manager Mickey Callaway said Monday that the MRI on Dominic Smith's left quad came back "OK."

Smith was spotted with heavy ice packs on both his quad and ankle Monday, but it sounds as if he avoided a serious injury and can be considered day-to-day. He should be back in Grapefruit League action before the end of the week.
Feb 26 - 4:20 PM

Dominic Smith is dealing with a strained right quad and will undergo an MRI on Monday.

Between this and being benched for the first game after showing up late, Smith's spring isn't off to a great start. The youngster was already probably facing an uphill battle to make the Opening Day roster after the Mets signed Adrian Gonzalez. We'll find out Monday how long the quad ailment might set him back.
Feb 25 - 9:49 AM

Dominic Smith told the New York Post that he has lost about 30 pounds since the end of the 2017 season.

Smith batted just .198/.262/.395 over his first 49 major league games in 2017 and there were questions raised in September about his conditioning. The talented 22-year-old has tried to get more compact and limber this winter. "I feel more athletic than I’ve ever been," Smith said Tuesday. "In spring training, I’ve always looked the part, but as far as my mobility and loosening up some hips and being more flexible, more agile as an athlete, I feel like this is the most advanced I’ve been for sure in my career." Smith is aiming to be named the Mets' starting first baseman on Opening Day, though that nod could go to veteran Adrian Gonzalez.
Feb 7 - 2:16 PM

Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday that the club is "very high" on first baseman Dominic Smith.

He also indicated that they are not in the market for an upgrade at first base this offseason, which somewhat contradicts his statements from a month ago that Smith wasn't a lock to go into spring training with a starting job. The 22-year-old slashed .198/.262/.395 with nine homers and 26 RBI in 49 games as a rookie in 2017.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 07:47:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Corey Oswalt