Smith went 2-for-3 with a walk and a run in Saturday's 8-3 loss to the Orioles.
The leadoff man's phenomenal June OBP is up to .452, with Smith now having reached base safely in all 14 games he's played this month. The 24-year-old's .346/.420/.436 season line speaks to his ability to disrupt opposing teams from the top of the order, and his elite speed has already led to nine stolen bases as well. He's also displayed some solid plate discipline, as evidenced by a 78 percent contact rate over 88 big-league plate appearances this season.
Smith went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Wednesday's 8-3 win over the Reds.
The speedy leadoff man extended the Rays' lead to 3-0 with his fourth-inning single, giving him a hit in all 12 of the games he's participated in during his current stint with the club. Smith has racked up six multi-hit efforts during that span while boasting a stellar .396/.442/.521 and .414 wOBA over 52 plate appearances.
Smith is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Reds, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Smith has started every game since being recalled earlier in the month (including matchups with lefties), but manager Kevin Cash opted to give the young speedster a night off with southpaw Amir Garrett hurling for Cincinnati. Peter Bourjos will patrol center field in his stead.
Smith will bat sixth and play center field Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Smith is set to play on a full-time basis while Kevin Kiermaier (hip) on the disabled list, but it appears manager Kevin Cash will take a platoon approach to the leadoff spot. After the lefty-hitting Smith batted first against right-handed starters in the previous two games, he'll move down in the order Wednesday to accommodate the right-handed Peter Bourjos at the top of the lineup in the Rays' matchup with Blue Jays southpaw Francisco Liriano.
Smith went 3-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs in Sunday's 5-4 win over the Athletics.
The speedy outfielder continued to set the table in impressive fashion, extending his hitting streak to four games since being called up from Triple-A Durham. Smith has impressed across the box score over that span, going 8-for-14 with a double, a home run, three RBI, two walks, four stolen bases and six runs. The 24-year-old is in for an extended stretch of starts while Kevin Kiermaier (hip) remains out, and he'll certainly prove difficult to send back down if he keeps up his current level of performance.
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