Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 3 days ago

Smith, hitting leadoff for the second time this season, had two hits and scored a run Thursday in a loss at Houston.

Smith, usually the No. 2 hitter, could see more time atop the lineup with usual leadoff hitter Austin Jackson sporting a .283 OBP. Smith, who had a groin injury early this season, struggled most of April, but he has six hits, including a double and a home run, and three runs scored in his last four games.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 3 days ago

Smith is back in the lineup Thursday against the Astros.

Smith was held out of the lineup both Tuesday and Wednesday with a pair of lefties on the mound, but he'll return Thursday with Scott Feldman on the mound for the Astros. Smith will bat leadoff and man right field.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 4 days ago

Smith is out of the lineup Wednesday, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

With lefty Wandy Rodriguez on the mound for Texas the Mariners will deploy their righty-heavy lineup with Rickie Weeks in left field and Seth Smith in right field.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 5 days ago

Smith is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rangers.

With left-handed Ross Detwiler pitching for Texas, there was never much question that Smith would be out of the lineup. The 32-year-old outfielder is a strict platoon player, as was the case the past few seasons.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 weeks ago

Smith will be out of the lineup Sunday against the Rangers.

As has been customary this season, Smith will sit out with a southpaw in Ross Detwiler on the mound for the Rangers. With the lefty-hitting Dustin Ackley also sitting out Sunday, Nelson Cruz and Justin Ruggiano will man the corner outfield spots.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Smith is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of True Blue LA reports.

Smith will be out of the lineup for a second consecutive day as the Mariners lose the DH and look to keep Nelson Cruz's bat in the lineup. Cruz will fill in at right field again, hitting fourth.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Smith is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

No surprise here, as the Mariners are facing a lefty in David Huff and Smith figures to play almost exclusively against right-handers this season. Smith is just a .205/.291/.314 career hitter against left-handed pitching. Nelson Cruz is starting in right field again for Seattle.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Smith (groin) is back in the lineup Saturday against the A's.

Groin tightness cost Smith a start against a right-hander earlier in the week, but he will DH and bat second Saturday against right-hander Sonny Gray. The fact that he's not back in right field would seem to suggest he may not be completely over the issue, but it does not appear he's in danger of missing additional time as a result of the injury.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Manager Lloyd McClendon indicated Friday that Smith (groin) is feeling better and could be in the lineup Saturday against the Athletics, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News-Tribune reports.

Smith suffered the groin issue during Monday's regular season opener, but appears to be nearing a return. While it sounds as though Saturday is the target date at this point, an update should be provided at some point prior to the game.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 3 weeks ago

Smith (groin) remains out of the lineup Friday against the A's.

Smith has been nursing some groin tightness this week, but he would have sat Friday anyway with a left-hander (Drew Pomeranz) due up for Oakland. If Smith isn't back in there Saturday to take on right-hander Sonny Gray, it will be cause for concern.