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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||510.00||24.00||.241||62.00||59.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||51||10||1|| .328|| .275|| .196|
|vs Miller (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||305||79||18|| .360|| .479|| .259|
|03/13/2014||Justin Smoak, 1B SEA||Troy Tulowitzki, SS COL|
Joe Kelly, RP STL
|03/13/2014||Miguel Sano, 3B MIN||Justin Smoak, 1B SEA|
|03/13/2014||Clayton Kershaw, SP LAD||Sergio Santos, RP TOR|
Ryan Howard, 1B PHI
Jorge Soler, RF CHC
Todd Frazier, 3B CIN
Justin Smoak, 1B SEA
|Last 10 Games|
|Justin Smoak locks up starting role at first base |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/10/14) Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak has locked up the starting job at the position, MLB.com reports.
"I said this winter that Smoak is my first baseman," manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday. "Will other guys play first? Yeah. But Smoak is my first baseman."
Smoak entered play Monday 6 for 19 at the plate with one home run, three RBI and five walks, giving him a .318/.458/.579 line through eight Cactus League games.
|Justin Smoak told first base is his job to lose |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/23/14) Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak has been told first base is his job to lose, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
Smoak surprised some reporters a few weeks ago when he made a similar statement. The club brought in both Logan Morrison and Corey Hart during the offseason, leaving some to wonder where Smoak would play.
Manager Lloyd McClendon put those concerns to rest, telling reporters he told Smoak he's the starter right now. McClendon has been impressed with what Smoak has shown in camp. "He’s come here in great shape, and he’s making the (necessary) adjustments at the plate," McCelndon said. "His BP is a lot crisper now. He’s taking BP with a purpose…We might have something."
|Justin Smoak says first base is his to lose |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/16/14) Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak said he feels first base is his job to lose, according to the Tacoma News Tribune.
The team brought in both Corey Hart and Logan Morrison in the offseason, but Smoak isn't threatened. "I feel like it’s somewhat my job to lose," he said. "It’s always good to have more bats."
Manager Lloyd McClendon said he expects Smoak to see time at first and designated hitter. He added that players can earn more playing time based on how well they are playing. "You go out and go three for four, hit a home run and drive in four runs…somehow, your name is in the lineup the next day," McClendon explained. "Your performance will dictate what the lineup is.”
Smoak hit .238/.334/.412 in 454 at-bats last year.
|Justin Smoak reaches agreement with Mariners |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(2/15/14) Disappointing first baseman Justin Smoak has agreed to a deal with the Mariners for 2014 with a club option for 2015, per the Seattle Times. It has been reported that his salary this season will be $2.63 million.
Smoak batted just .238 with 20 home runs and 50 RBI last year. Newcomers Corey Hart and Logan Morrison could cut into his playing time this season, though both are also options in right field and designated hitter.
|Pirates could look to trade for first baseman |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/9/14) There is mutual interest between the Pirates and free agent first baseman Kendrys Morales, according to The Boston Globe. But while the Pirates would like to add Morales for the right contract, they could still pursue a first baseman via a trade.
The trade options could include Mets first baseman Ike Davis, Adam Lind of the Blue Jays, Rangers first baseman Mitch Moreland, Justin Smoak of the Mariners, and the Red Sox's Daniel Nava and Mike Carp.
|A perennial Fantasy tease, Justin Smoak looked like he had finally turned the corner in 2013, taking advantage of those shortened fences at Safeco Field to the tune of an .821 OPS through Aug. 16. But then, in typical Justin Smoak fashion, he hit .152 the rest of the way, bringing his season numbers down to about where they've always been. Technically, his percentages were all career highs thanks to an improved walk rate, but at a deep position like first base, he simply didn't measure him. And by now, you have to wonder if he ever will. He's 27 this year, so if you believe that age is magical in some way, you shouldn't have much trouble convincing yourself this is the year he finally makes good on the pedigree that got him traded for Cliff Lee once upon a time. We've all been there before. More likely, though, it's his last chance to solidify himself as an everyday big-leaguer, especially now that Jesus Montero has moved to first base. If you have to draft him, make sure it's late.
(Updated 12/30/13) |
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|3/14/14||@ COL||9:40 pm|| |
|3/15/14||SF||4:05 pm|| |
|3/16/14||@ LAA||4:05 pm|| |
|3/18/14||SD||10:05 pm|| |
|3/19/14||MIL||4:05 pm|| |
|3/20/14||@ CHC||4:05 pm|| |
|3/21/14||SD||10:05 pm|| |