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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
27-14 6-4 W3
19-21 5-5 W2
18-22 5-5 L3
17-22 4-6 L3
13-28 3-7 L2

2022 Batting

STATS AVG
Batting Average
HR
Home Runs
RBI
Runs Batted In
OPS
On-base Plus Slugging
SB
Stolen Bases
Regular Season .203 0 11 .552 0

Top Dominic Smith News

  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Sitting night game

    Smith is not starting Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader versus the Rockies.

    Smith played first base in the Mets' Game 1 win, going 0-for-4 with a run scored. Pete Alonso will handle first while J.D. Davis enters the lineup at designated hitter, batting eighth.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Not in Thursday's lineup

    Smith isn't starting Thursday against the Cardinals.

    Although right-hander Dakota Hudson is starting for the Cardinals on Thursday, Smith will retreat to the bench for Thursday's series finale. J.D. Davis will serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: On bench Game 2

    Smith is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run during the Game 1 victory, and he'll take a seat for the nightcap with lefty Steven Matz on the mound for St. Louis. J.D. Davis will bat seventh as the designated hitter.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Sits against southpaw

    Smith isn't starting Friday against the Mariners, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    Smith has gone 0-for-13 with four strikeouts over his last six games, and he'll be out of the lineup for a second straight matchup with left-hander Marco Gonzales on the mound for the Mariners. J.D. Davis will serve as the designated hitter and bat eighth.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Sits against righty

    Smith is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The lefty-hitting Smith will give way to the righty-hitting J.D. Davis at designated hitter, even though the Nationals are bringing a right-hander (Joan Adon) to the hill. Though Smith should have the overall edge on playing time over Davis, the two don't look like they'll be deployed in a strict platoon.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Out against lefty

    Smith is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nationals.

    The lefty-hitting Smith will cede designated-hitter duties to the righty-hitting J.D. Davis, who receives the starting nod with southpaw Patrick Corbin on the hill for Washington.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Sits for second game of twin bill

    Smith is out of the lineup for the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Phillies.

    The Phillies are bringing a southpaw (Cristopher Sanchez) to the hill for the second game of the twin bill, so the lefty-hitting Smith will cede his spot to the righty-hitting J.D. Davis as the Mets play matchups. Smith started at first base in the Mets' 3-2 loss in Game 2, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Gets breather Wednesday

    Smith isn't in the lineup Wednesday against Atlanta.

    Smith started in the second game of Tuesday's twin bill and went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and two strikeouts. Even with a right-hander (Ian Anderson) on the mound for Atlanta, the lefty-hitting Smith will give way at designated hitter to J.D. Davis, who may be the Mets' preferred option for the role at this stage following the recent removal of Robinson Cano from the 40-man roster.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: On bench for afternoon game

    Smith will sit for the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader against Atlanta.

    Smith survived the roster cutdown Monday, as he remained on the active roster while Robinson Cano was designated for assignment. While that should give him a safer path to regular starts, he won't start every game, especially not both halves of a doubleheader. Francisco Lindor will rest his legs as the designated hitter in this game, but Smith should return to the lineup for the nightcap.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Sits against southpaw

    Smith isn't starting Monday against Atlanta.

    The 26-year-old has started exclusively against right-handed pitchers this year, and he'll get a breather Monday since southpaw Max Fried is starting for Atlanta. Smith went 4-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run in Sunday's win over Philadelphia and should see slightly more consistent playing time after Robinson Cano was designated for assignment Monday. However, Eduardo Escobar will serve as the designated hitter while J.D. Davis starts at third base in the series opener against Atlanta.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Saves roster spot Sunday

    Smith went 4-for-4 with a double, a run scored and three RBI in Sunday's win over the Phillies.

    There had been some question whether Smith would be optioned down to Triple-A Syracuse ahead of Monday's roster cutdown to 26 players, but the 26-year-old took the decision out of the Mets' hands with a huge performance. Instead, the club designated Robinson Cano for assignment, removing one obstacle between Smith and more consistent playing time. Through 48 plate appearances this season, he's batting .254 with a .354 OBP and seven RBI, but he's still looking for his first home run of 2022.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Gets second straight start

    Smith will start at first base and bat sixth in Sunday's game against the Phillies.

    Smith will pick up his second start in a row after he went 0-for-3 with a walk in Saturday's 4-1 loss. Though Smith has submitted a poor .489 OPS through 44 plate appearances on the season, the Mets could be more inclined to find him at-bats at designated hitter at the expense of Robinson Cano, who owns a comparable .501 OPS but is more than a decade older. Cano is on the bench for the fourth time in five games as the Mets continue to cycle in a number of different players at DH, with Pete Alonso getting a turn there Sunday while Smith plays the field.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: On bench for afternoon game

    Smith is not in the lineup for the first half of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Giants, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Smith returns to the bench after starting two straight games. Pete Alonso will handle his usual spot at first base while J.D. Davis serves as the designated hitter. Smith has a good chance to return to the lineup for the nightcap while the Mets give someone else a rest.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Making third start

    Smith will start at first base and bat sixth in Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    Smith will pick up his third start of the season while Robinson Cano takes a seat for the series finale and Pete Alonso gets a look as the Mets' designated hitter. After logging a career-high 493 plate appearances in 2021, Smith is expected to fill more of a part-time role for the Mets this season while the team has all of its key position players available.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Signs for $3.95 million for 2022

    Smith agreed to a one-year, $3.95 million contract with the Mets on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports.

    Smith struggled through 2021 with a .667 OPS in 145 games while playing through a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder in addition groin and wrist issues, but it appears he's back at full strength entering this season, which is his second year of arbitration eligibility. The implementation of the designated hitter to the National League should be a boost for the 26-year-old, but Robinson Cano is expected to open the year as the primary option at the position.

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  • Mets' Dominic Smith: Raking to begin spring

    Smith went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and an RBI triple in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals.

    Getting the start at first base and batting third, Smith appeared to be locked in at the plate, and Deesha Thosar of The New York Daily News reports the 26-year-old attributes his early spring success to the work he put in this offseason on his swing. Smith studied the mechanics and approach of Hall of Fame talents like David Ortiz, Miguel Cabrera and Mike Trout, and he now feels more balanced at the plate and is staying back on pitches better. With that in mind, it's noteworthy Saturday's homer went to the opposite field off right-handed Josiah Gray, giving Smith some immediate validation that his work is paying off. Robinson Cano is the favorite to open the season as the Mets' designated hitter, but a big spring from Smith could allow him to muscle his way into the picture.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 226 lbs
Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA
Age: 26
Experience: 3
Bats/Throws: L, L