Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 3 days ago

Smith is not in the lineup Friday against the White Sox, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

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Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Angles.

The Mariners are going up against yet another lefty in Andrew Heaney, and given that Smith has made just one start against a left handed pitcher this season, he will once again sit this one out. Franklin Gutierrez will draw the start in left field and bat second.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Angels, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

He has made just one start against a lefty this season, so Smith's absence Friday against Hector Santiago should not come as a surprise. Franklin Gutierrez will draw the start in left field and bat second.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Tigers.

This was to be expected, with Detroit trotting out a lefty in Kyle Ryan. Smith has been heavily shielded from left-handed pitching this season (15 at-bats), and that isn't likely to change. He's batting .252/.329/.443 with six homers against right-handers.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is out of the lineup Thursday against the Athletics.

Smith will sit with the left-handed Scott Kazmir on the mound for the Athletics. He continues to receive most starts in left field, but will likely continue to sit against most southpaws.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Padres.

Smith's last absence came Sunday against the Angels, but that wasn't much of a surprise given the left-handed Hector Santiago on the mound for the Padres. However, he's again out of the lineup Wednesday despite righty James Shields toeing the rubber, which is a bit more confusing. Regardless, he should still be considered the primary left-fielder for the Mariners unless something indicates otherwise.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

With the Angels bringing southpaw Hector Santiago to the hill, manager Lloyd McClendon will keep a couple of his lefty bats on the bench. Smith and Logan Morrison will sit out while Franklin Gutierrez and Willie Bloomquist join the starting nine.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Royals, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

Smith has started the last six games in the outfield, but he'll take a seat with left-hander Danny Duffy on the mound for Kansas City. The Mariners will go with a starting outfield of Austin Jackson (center), Franklin Gutierrez (left) and Mark Trumbo (right).

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is back in the lineup Thursday against San Francisco.

Smith was replaced in left field by Willie Bloomquist on Wednesday partially due to Bloomquist's career numbers against Madison Bumgarner. Thursday, Smith is back in left field and batting sixth in the order against right-hander Ryan Vogelsong.

Seth Smith LF/RF/DH SEA 2 months ago

Smith is out of the lineup Wednesday against San Francisco.

The Mariners are facing lefty ace Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday, against whom Smith is 0-for-6 lifetime. Willie Bloomquist will take Smith's place in left field.