Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:17:06 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are not expected to exercise a club option for 1B Justin Smoak in 2015, and will likely opt to pay a $150,000 buyout. The team is not expected to tender him a contract for 2015.
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:10:59 -0700
The Seattle Mariners recalled 1B Justin Smoak, OF Stefen Romero, SP Taijuan Walker and RP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also selected the contracts of C Humberto Quintero and RP Carson Smith from Triple-A Tacoma.
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:46:44 -0700
The Seattle Mariners optioned 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:49:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners DH Corey Hart, 1B Justin Smoak and 1B Logan Morrison will share playing time similarly to their rotation early in the season, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak and Hart project to see the lion's share of playing time at first base and designated hitter, respectively. Morrison spelled those two occasionally and spot started in right field early in the season, so he'll still see enough at-bats to maintain his AL-only value. Ultimately, Endy Chavez is the obstacle to everyday at-bats for all three.
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:33:15 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak has been recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Friday, July 11. In a corresponding move, OF Michael Saunders (oblique) has been placed on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak is an inconsistent hitter, but he has the potential to be an impact bat in all formats and put up big numbers in a hurry. He is worth a flier in deep leagues and should be owned in AL-only formats. He will battle Logan Morrison and Corey Hart for playing time at first base and designated hitter.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:47:52 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Logan Morrison is the starting first baseman for the foreseeable future. Manager Lloyd McClendon said 1B Justin Smoak is a major leaguer but needs to work on things in the minors.
Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:40:39 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Tacoma.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:02:22 -0700
Seattle Mariners DH Corey Hart (hamstring) and 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps) likely will continue their rehab assignments with Triple-A Tacoma until Monday, July 7, when the team can decide when they can return.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:18:36 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps) had a night off on his rehab assignment Tuesday, July 1, because he was experiencing soreness.
Fantasy Tip: Smoak is very close to returning from the DL. However, he's probably only attractive in AL-only leagues, because his playing time is likely to be sporadic when he's back.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:59:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps) and OF Corey Hart (hamstring) are unlikely to return from the disabled list this week, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.
Fantasy Tip: The Mariners are holding off on Smoak and Hart for another week. Their playing time will likely be very sporadic when they're back, which won't interest many fantasy managers.