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Jul 19, 2024 0 0 0 0
Jul 14, 2024 2 2 2 4 14
Jul 13, 2024 0 1 0 0 4
Jul 12, 2024 0 0 0 0 -0.5
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In 2023, Josh H. Smith reprised the utility role he held the previous season, settling in at third base, shortstop and the never-quite-settled left field spot at various times. The infield positions are locked in by Corey Seager and Josh Jung, while left field now belongs to Evan Carter. Designated hitter is open, but Smith's competent minor-league bat has yet to translate over 485 plate appearances in the show (.191 average, .592 OPS). The lefty batter didn't indicate much against any pitch type (.191 against fastballs, .176 against curve/breaking balls) or as a potential platoon mate (.623 OPS against right-handers). There isn't a path to regular at-bats for Smith, whose value lies in position versatility.

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2024 244.52.7 45 10 40 32 5 .290
2023 116.51.3 29 6 15 25 1 .185
2022 1071.5 23 2 16 28 4 .197
3y Avg. 1091.3 26 4 16 26 2 .191
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Carries Texas to win

    Smith went 2-for-4 with two two-run home runs during Sunday's 4-2 win over the Astros. As a team, the Rangers logged only three hits Sunday. Two of those came off Smith's bat, and each wound up in the stands for the 26-year-old's first career multi-homer game. During his last 11 games, Smith is batting 13-for-40 (.325) with three homers, seven runs scored, eight RBI and a stolen base.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Steal, run scored in win

    Smith went 0-for-2 with two walks, a stolen base, a caught stealing and a run scored in Saturday's 2-1 extra-inning win over Houston. Smith scored the go-ahead run in the 10th inning as the automatic runner and stole his first base in 29 games. The theft was his fifth (in six attempts), a new career high in the majors. Smith was also hit by a pitch for the 15th time this season, most in MLB.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Homers in three-hit game

    Smith went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Angels. Smith has hit safely in his last seven games, going 11-for-30 (.367) in that span. His homer Tuesday, a first-inning blast off Roansy Contreras, was Smith's first long ball since June 23. The 26-year-old is up to eight homers, 36 RBI, 42 runs scored, four stolen bases and a .296/.384/.457 slash line over 86 contests this season. Smith's maintained a strong batting average, but he's a bit lacking in over-the-fence power, though he's managed 19 doubles to lead the Rangers in two-baggers.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Checking back into lineup

    Smith (glute) will start at third base and bat third in Sunday's game against the Rays. Smith had been out of the lineup for the past two days with glute tightness, but he'll be ready to give it a go for the series finale. The 26-year-old will carry a four-game hitting streak into Sunday's contest and is slashing .291/.391/.509 overall wit three home runs, nine RBI and seven runs in his last 15 games.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Dealing with glute tightness

    Smith is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rays due to glute tightness, Shawn McFarland of The Dallas Morning News reports. It's the same injury that kept Smith off the field for four games in June, and the hope this time around is that the injury will keep him out of the lineup for just one or two games. Since June 1, the 26-year-old infielder is slashing .319/.407/.511 with four home runs, 12 RBI and an .918 OPS over 94 at-bats.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Taking seat Friday

    Smith is out of the lineup for Friday's game against Tampa Bay. Smith will get a rare day off after making 13 consecutive starts. Jonathan Ornelas will bat ninth and play third base for Friday's series opener. Over his last four games, Smith is 6-for-16 with two runs and two RBI. Per Kennedi Landry of MLB.com, manager Bruce Bochy indicated that Smith felt a bit of discomfort after his last plate appearance Thursday night but didn't offer any specifics on Smith's health.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Moves to leadoff

    Smith batted leadoff and went 2-for-4 in Thursday's 3-1 loss to San Diego. Smith was moved up to leadoff, as a slumping Marcus Semien was given a rare day off. Smith continues to be a surprise and leads the Rangers with a 2.7 WAR. He should continue to see regular work at third base with Josh Jung (wrist) not expected to return until after the All-Star break.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Back at third base for now

    Smith started at third base and went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Saturday's 6-0 win over Kansas City. Smith made a second consecutive start in the field after serving as a designated hitter for a pair of games. He had been dealing with a hamstring injury that forced him to miss four games before returning as the DH. Now that he's back in the field, the question becomes how long he will be there. Third baseman Josh Jung (wrist) rejoined the team Friday and will take live batting practice Tuesday. If all goes well, Jung could be activated off the 60-day injured list afterward. The Rangers would like to keep Smith's bat in the lineup; he's batting .304/.393/.469 over a career-high 259 plate appearances. The lefty hitter could serve as the primary DH; he owns an .857 OPS against lefties and an .863 OPS against righties this season.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Makes impact in return

    Smith served as the designated hitter and went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Mets. Smith returned to the starting lineup Tuesday after battling a hamstring issue since late last week. He was given a soft re-entry as the DH and could return to his normal duties as the fill-in third baseman for the injured Josh Jung (wrist). The surprisingly productive Smith has been a boon to the Rangers' offense which has missed Jung's bat. Smith is batting .298/.386/.451 with five homers, 16 doubles, one triple, 28 RBI and 34 runs scored over 249 plate appearances.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Back in lineup

    Smith (hamstring) is batting third as the designated hitter Tuesday against the Mets. Smith missed four straight games with tightness in his upper hamstring but will rejoin the lineup Tuesday. While he's healthy enough to play, the Rangers are opting to ease Smith into action in a non-defensive capacity, giving him his first start at DH this season.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Remains out Sunday

    Smith (undisclosed) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners. Smith is on the bench for a third straight game due to an injury that manager Bruce Bochy has termed as "general tightness." Ezequiel Duran will get a second consecutive start at third base in place of the banged-up Smith.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Remains out Saturday

    Smith (undisclosed) is not in the starting lineup Saturday versus the Mariners, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. Smith will miss a second straight game as he nurses "general tightness." Ezequiel Duran will draw the start at third base while Robbie Grossman enters the lineup at designated hitter and bats seventh against Seattle.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Stays at shortstop

    Smith started at shortstop and went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in Thursday's 3-1 win over the Dodgers. Smith made another start at shortstop, as the Rangers are being careful with Corey Seager (hamstring). Seager had returned to action Wednesday, serving as the DH, and was originally in Thursday's starting lineup at DH before being scratched. Smith continued to be a surprising contributor for the Rangers; he's gone 19-for-53 (.358) with six extra-base hits, two steals, four RBI and 10 runs scored over the last 15 games.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Homers in loss

    Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Marlins. Smith cracked his third home run of the season in the fourth inning. While he won't be a 1-for-1 replacement for the injured Josh Jung (wrist), Smith has done a credible job as the Rangers' primary third baseman. Smith is batting .279/.374/.419 with three homers, 13 doubles, one triple, 22 RBI and 26 runs over 198 plate appearances.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Serves as cleanup batter

    Smith started at third base, batted cleanup and went 2-for-4 in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Angels. Smith filled in as the cleanup hitter after Adolis Garcia was scratched with a forearm issue. He extended a hit streak to five games (7-for-20) but has cooled off overall in May (.630 OPS) after a strong April (.927). Despite the downturn, Smith still gets plenty of opportunities with Josh Jung (wrist) unavailable.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Sitting against southpaw

    Smith is out of the starting lineup for Sunday's series finale against the Rockies. The lefty-hitting Smith went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Saturday's 8-3 loss. He will begin Sunday's contest on the bench as the Rockies send out southpaw Ty Blach. Ezequiel Duran will fill in for Smith at third base.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Goes deep Tuesday

    Smith went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and scored twice during Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Nationals. Smith's second-inning single and sixth-inning solo shot give the 26-year-old infielder his third multi-hit game in his last five contests. He is 7-for-14 two homers, three RBI and three runs scored during that stretch and now boats an impressive .917 OPS on the season while filling in as Josh Jung's (wrist) replacement.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Not in Sunday's lineup

    Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game versus the Reds. Smith has been surprisingly productive this season with an .852 OPS through 27 games, but he'll take a seat for Sunday's contest. Davis Wendzel will step in at the hot corner and bat seventh.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Homers in loss

    Smith started at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday's 4-3 loss to Seattle. Smith launched his first homer of the season in the fourth inning, which tied the game momentarily before the Mariners plated two a half-inning later. He got the start at shortstop while primary starter Corey Seager served as DH a day after he left a game with a bruised shin. If Seager is limited to DH for a bit, Smith will be the primary fill-in at short. If Seager is ready for a defensive role, then Smith will go back to sharing third base with Ezequiel Duran. Smith is batting .292/.393/.417 over 84 plate appearances, much better than his previous two MLB seasons.
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  • Rangers' Josh Smith: Out against left-hander

    Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's contest in Detroit. Southpaw Tarik Skubal will toe the rubber for the Tigers, so the left-handed-hitting Smith will take a seat. Davis Wendzel will handle third-base duties for the Rangers.
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