Smolinski was optioned back to Triple-A Nashville on Friday.

Smolinski was moved off the active roster in order to make room for Matt Joyce, who was reinstated from the 10-day DL (back) prior to Friday's doubleheader. Through 20 games with the Athletics this season, Smolinski is slashing just .128/.171/.205 and barely played during his latest stay in the big leagues.

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