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.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:59:14 -0700
The Seattle Mariners are debating when they should activate 1B/OF Corey Hart (hamstring), OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) and 1B Justin Smoak (quadriceps), who are all rehabbing at Triple-A Tacoma. Smoak is eligible to be activated Wednesday, June 25, but his allotted rehab time doesn't expire until July 8. Saunders can be reinstated Thursday, June 26, but has until July 10. Hart is available to be called up at any time but can be held at Tacoma until July 11.
Fantasy Tip: It's going to be a messy playing-time situation when they all arrive. Good luck.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:55:34 -0700
Seattle Mariners 1B/OF Logan Morrison has lifted his seasonal batting average 90 points, up to .215, since his return from the disabled list as he has regained his timing at the plate. He started his 14th consecutive contest Tuesday, June 24, and has benefited from the uninterrupted playing time.
Fantasy Tip: Morrison could be a fine power speculation in deep leagues, but his reps may become complicated with the potential returns of Justin Smoak (quadriceps), Corey Hart (hamstring) and Michael Saunders (shoulder).