Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 2 Hrs

Smith is out of the lineup Monday against the Rockies.

With the Rockies bringing lefty Tyler Matzek to the mound Monday, Smith will give way to Tommy Medica in left field. Thanks to manager Bud Black's favorable usage of him, Smith has managed to maintain a useful .266/.370/.444 line over his 428 at-bats this season.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 4 Days

Smith (hamstring) is in the lineup Thursday against the Phillies, MLB.com reports.

Smith was held out of the lineup the last two days due to a hamstring tweak, but he still managed to make pinch-hitting appearances in each of the two games. He's now been deemed fit to return to duties in left field.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 6 Days

Smith is a late scratch from Tuesday's lineup, and will also miss Wednesday's game after tweaking his hamstring, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

While he could be available to pinch hit, the Padres are going to keep him out of the lineup for a couple days just to play it safe. It is not known who will replace him in right field, but Smith could be able to return to the lineup Thursday.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 10 Days

Smith is out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Smith has been receiving a day off after every two starts recently, and will do so again Friday. He has been on a rough stretch at the plate over the past four games as well, collecting just one hit in his last 17 at-bats. Cory Spangenberg gets the start in left field Friday and will bat second for the Padres.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 17 Days

Smith is out of the lineup Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

Nobody, not even Smith, is truly getting everyday at-bats at this point in the season for the Padres. This is his third day off over the last six games despite being the team's best offensive player this season. Abraham Almonte will start in left field Friday.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 20 Days

Smith is out of the lineup Tuesday, the Union-Tribune's Jeff Sanders reports.

The Padres will mix things up in the outfield down the stretch, but Smith should still be in the lineup most days, as he's had the best season by a Padres outfielder by far, slashing .277/.382/.467. Abraham Almonte will start in left field Tuesday.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 1 Month

Smith is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Abraham Almonte will move over to left field with Smith sitting, as usual, against a lefty starter (Vidal Nuno). Smith is 11-for-39 (.282 average) against southpaws this season but is just a .208/.285/.320 career hitter against lefties.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 1 Month

Smith boasts a .326/.434/.535 line with one home run, one triple, four doubles, seven RBI, five runs, and an 8:6 BB:K in 43 at-bats in August.

Smith has only failed to tally a hit in two of 10 appearances, but the additional extra-base hits this month have boosted his post-All-Star break slash line to a robust .337/.417/.506. Because all of his nods come against right-handed starters, he remains a valuable piece to fantasy outfields. However, just 38 of his 341 at-bats in 2014 have occurred against southpaws, so expect him to yield left field to Tommy Medica in such a situation, if recent trends are any indication.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 1 Month

Smith will be out of the lineup Wednesday for the second straight game, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Rockies' lefty-heavy rotation will result in minimal usage for Smith during the series. Tommy Medica will man left field in his place.

Seth Smith LF/RF.. SD 1 Month

Smith is out of the Padres' lineup Tuesday against the Rockies.

Manager Bud Black has been consistent in shielding Smith from lefties all season and that won't change anytime soon. Tommy Medica will start in left field Tuesday as Jedd Gyorko moves up to the No. 3 spot in the order against southpaw Yohan Flande.