Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:07:04 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak is on an eight-game hit streak through Wednesday, Aug. 7. Smoak, who slumped badly in the first half of the season, is also batting .314 with 15 RBIs since July 1.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like the perennial prospect is finally living up to his billing as a player to watch, and if he keeps this up it might be worth snapping Smoak up on the waiver wire.
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:57:40 -0700
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Morse (quadriceps) is out of the lineup Thursday, June 20.
Fantasy Tip: He's facing Tommy Hanson, against whom he has solid numbers, but it's a platoon game as Justin Smoak will get the start and shift things around in the outfield. Morse still might not be able to play the outfield, so he might be splitting time at first for the near future.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:17:26 -0700
The Seattle Mariners activated 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 18, and optioned 3B Alex Liddi to Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move.
Sun, 16 Jun 2013 12:52:49 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said 1B Justin Smoak (oblique), OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) and minor league 2B Dustin Ackley are likely to be re-evaluated after the game Sunday, June 16, in order to determine their next steps.
Fantasy Tip: Ackley is not injured but has hit safely in his last 16 games for Triple-A Tacoma entering play Sunday, June 16. Don't be surprised if the Mariners decide to recall him.
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:25:48 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) swung a bat left-handed Wednesday, June 12, and if that goes well, he's likely to begin a rehab assignment on Thursday, June 13.
Fantasy Tip: Kendrys Morales has dealt with some mild back pain, so if that remains an issue, perhaps the M's will make a swap. Otherwise, the playing time crunch will be back on the Emerald City. Raul Ibanez has provided much needed power and may be tough to sit down.
Sat, 08 Jun 2013 18:38:23 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) has been hitting off a tee and took some swings against a pitcher Saturday, June 8. He is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 13, but he likely will have a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 11:40:31 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have purchased the contract of SP Jeremy Bonderman from Triple-A Tacoma. In a corresponding move, 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique strain on his right side. To clear space on the 40-man roster, minor league INF Vinnie Catricala, who was at Double-A Jackson, was designated for assignment.
Thu, 30 May 2013 11:26:50 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 30, but manager Eric Wedge believes Smoak could play Friday, May 31.
Sun, 26 May 2013 23:45:20 -0700
Updating a previous item, Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) is day to day with an oblique injury, and he could be out for a few games. DH Kendrys Morales took his place Sunday, May 26; Morales and OF Mike Morse will likely share the position if Smoak is out for a while.
Sun, 26 May 2013 12:35:44 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 26, after feeling tightness in his oblique during the game Saturday, May 25. He doesn't believe the injury is serious.