Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:48:36 -0700
San Diego Padres OF Seth Smith cracked a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning Sunday, March 30, for his first hit in a Padres uniform. He is the fourth player since Aug. 12 of last season to hit a home run for his first hit with the team. Since 1974, he is the 40th player in franchise history to hit a home run as his first hit with the club and the first since Aug. 12, 2012, to do so in his first plate appearance.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:17:12 -0800
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (biceps) will be out two to three months after his MRI exam showed a ruptured left biceps tendon.
Fantasy Tip: The Friars will likely shift Will Venable to center field. Chris Denorfia and Seth Smith can form a platoon in right field, with both players being valuable mainly in NL-only leagues. Maybin's 2013 season was derailed by injuries, and this year hasn't started any better. He could become a force for stolen bases later in the year, but he shouldn't be drafted in standard leagues now.
Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:22:30 -0800
The San Diego Padres avoided arbitration with OF Seth Smith Tuesday, Jan. 14, by agreeing to a one-year, $4.5 million deal.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:38:27 -0800
The Oakland Athletics acquired RP Luke Gregerson from the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Dec. 3, in exchange for OF Seth Smith.
Fantasy Tip: The A's have seriously bolstered the back end of their bullpen the last several days with the acquisitions of Gregerson and Jim Johnson. Johnson figures to get the first crack at closing duties, but Ryan Cook or Gregerson could get some opportunities if he falters. Cook likely would have the upper hand on the ninth inning over Gregerson.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:35:09 -0800
The San Diego Padres acquired OF Seth Smith from the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, Dec. 3. It's unclear what the A's received in return.
Fantasy Tip: Smith will be a part-time outfielder/pinch hitter at best in San Diego. He moves from one pitcher-friendly ball park to another. He's purely an option for NL-only leaguers with deep outfield arrangements.
Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:02:41 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Seth Smith (eyes) underwent touch-up Lasik eye surgery to fix an astigmatism, and he said he "should be good to go."
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 15:43:56 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (wrist) is dealing with a right wrist sprain and will undergo an MRI exam.
Fantasy Tip: This is the same wrist that robbed Reddick of time earlier this year and sapped him of much of his power. Should it land him back on the disabled list, we could assume that he'll miss the rest of the season or something close to it. Seth Smith and Chris B. Young would likely platoon in his spot.
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 22:10:04 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Seth Smith entered the game Monday, July 29, against the Toronto Blue Jays with a 29 at-bat hitless streak, but he snapped out of it with two hits in three at-bats with a double, RBI and walk.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:31:15 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Seth Smith has only seven hits in his last 53 at-bats over 16 games to drop his average to a season-low .255, and he said his timing has been off at the plate. "I'm working to get back where I've been most of the season," he said. "My swing is fine, but my timing is a little messed up, and timing hurts the most – if it's your swing that's the problem, you can fake it. If your timing is messed up, it's hard to fake and keep your head above water."
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:17:20 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (wrist) is expected to start a rehab assignment with Double-A Stockton Monday, May 27, and with Triple-A Sacramento Tuesday, May 28, and he hopes to rejoin the team during their homestand next weekend.
Fantasy Tip: If Reddick gets through a short minor league rehab assignment without any setback, he should return to the starting outfield alignment in Oakland shortly after that. That'll mean even less frequent playing time for Seth Smith and Chris B. Young. Reddick's wrist troubles likely played a part in his slow start this year. If he's healthy, he could turn that around quickly. Consider picking him back up when he returns.