The Rays traded Smith to the Mariners on Thursday along with Jake Fraley in exchange for Mike Zunino, Guillermo Heredia and Michael Plassmeyer. Smith was previously a Mariner for a few hours in 2017 -- the M's acquired him from Atlanta but then flipped him to Tampa Bay for Drew Smyly. The outfielder went on to play close to every day for the Rays in 2018, hitting .296 and swiping 40 bags in 544 plate appearances. He should continue to play regularly for Seattle, and there's no doubt that he'll have the green light to run. In Tampa Bay, this cements Austin Meadows into a prominent role and would seem to give Brandon Lowe a shot to make the team.
Smith went 1-for-3 with an RBI, two runs scored, a walk and two stolen bases in Sunday's win over Toronto. In the final game of the 2018 campaign, Smith reached 40 stolen bases after recording 32 during the 2016 and 2017 seasons combined. The 25-year-old also lead baseball with 10 triples and posted a strong .296/.367/.406 slash line while taking on a prominent role in the Rays' outfield.
Smith went 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a stolen base and two runs in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday. Smith turned in one of his trademark efforts out of the top of the order, ringing up his 38th stolen base of the season in the process. The speedy outfielder's multi-hit effort snapped what had been a rare slump, as Smith had gone 1-for-21 over the previous five games.
Smith went 2-for-5 with a double and his 36th stolen base of the season in Saturday's loss to the Blue Jays. That puts Smith third in the majors in thefts behind Trea Turner (41) and Whit Merrifield (38). Smith owns just two homers on the year but now boasts a .302/.373/.414 line that's helped him pile up opportunities to swipe a bag, which all but defines his fantasy value.
Smith went 1-for-4 with two stolen bases and a run in a loss to the Blue Jays on Thursday. Smith was part of the proverbial track meet the Rays put on against Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen, one that led to four stolen bases overall on the night. The speedy outfielder has swiped another eight bases this month while maintaining his solid hitting, keeping his season line an impressive .301/.371/.410.