Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sun 3/28/21 6:29 PM

Smith was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday.
EDGE Analysis
Smith was unable to break camp with the Mets after hitting .176 with three RBI and three stolen bases in 17 games this spring. The 27-year-old hit .133 in 14 major-league games with the Mariners in 2020 and could have to prove himself at Triple-A Syracuse if he hopes to return to the big leagues in 2021.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Wed 11/4/20 5:34 PM

Smith signed a minor-league deal with the Mets on Wednesday, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
EDGE Analysis
The 27-year-old was traded from the Rays to the Mariners ahead of the 2019 season, but he struggled after being sent west with a .612 OPS in 148 games before getting removed from the 40-man roster in September. Smith had a .773 OPS and 40 stolen bases in 2018 with Tampa Bay, and the Mets will take a low-risk flier in the event he's able to rediscover that form.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Thu 10/1/20 11:16 PM

Smith elected free agency Thursday, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.
EDGE Analysis
The speedy outfielder struggled this season, slashing .133/.170/.178 before being sent to Seattle's alternate training site Sept. 11. He has decided to become a free agent and could very well draw interest from teams who are looking to add to their outfield depth this winter.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Fri 9/11/20 4:11 PM

Smith cleared waivers and was outrighted to the alternate training site Friday.
EDGE Analysis
The 27-year-old was demoted to the alternate training site in mid-August, and he's now also been removed from Seattle's 40-man roster. Smith had a .133/.170/.178 slash line with two stolen bases in 47 plate appearances this season.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Tue 8/18/20 5:58 PM

Smith was optioned to the Mariners' alternate training site Tuesday.
EDGE Analysis
Smith has been an interesting fantasy option for a few seasons thanks to his considerable speed, as he stole 86 bases across the last two seasons, but questions remain about his ability to hit well enough to remain in the lineup on a regular basis. He's answered those questions firmly in the negative so far this year, hitting a miserable .133/.170/.178 through 14 games. If he eventually returns to the roster later this season, he may not play enough to have much fantasy relevance.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sun 8/16/20 12:23 PM

Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Astros.
EDGE Analysis
Now on the bench for the fifth time in seven games, Smith seems to have at least temporarily lost out on a regular spot in the lineup versus right-handed pitching. While Smith has gone 2-for-2 on stolen-base attempts, his performance at the plate has been even rougher than usual, as he enters play Sunday with a .133/.170/.178 slash line and 27.7 percent strikeout rate over 47 plate appearances. Expect Tim Lopes to continue receiving more work in the corner outfield at Smith's expense.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Fri 8/14/20 6:07 PM

Smith isn't in the lineup Friday against the Astros.
EDGE Analysis
Smith will take a seat for the fourth time in the past five games in the midst of a slump. He went 1-for-4 with one strikeout Wednesday. Dylan Moore will shift to right field with Dee Gordon taking over as the left fielder.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Tue 8/11/20 6:09 PM

Smith isn't starting Tuesday against the Rangers.
EDGE Analysis
Smith will sit for a third consecutive game as he's swung a cold bat to begin the year. Dylan Moore will take over in right field with Dee Gordon stepping in as the left fielder Tuesday.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Mon 8/10/20 6:10 PM

Smith isn't in the lineup Monday against the Rangers.
EDGE Analysis
Smith has been in a slump to begin the season, and he'll ride the bench for his second straight game. Dylan Moore will shift to right field with Tim Lopes starting in left field.

Mallex Smith
RF FA
Sun 8/9/20 3:25 PM

Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
EDGE Analysis
With another hitless showing in Saturday's 5-0 loss, Smith is now batting .135/.179/.189 with a career-worst 28.2 percent strikeout rate through 11 games. While Smith's porous offensive production would likely relegate him to a full-time bench role on most teams, the Mariners don't have many appealing alternatives on the active roster. Seattle doesn't seem eager to start the service clock on top prospect Jarred Kelenic, so it may simply wait and hope that one of Smith, Tim Lopes or Dee Gordon eventually heats up at the plate to solidify a spot in the corner outfield.