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Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Suffers fractured wrist
Smith was placed on the 7-day injured list at Triple-A Reno on Wednesday with a fractured right wrist, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
The 26-year-old was demoted to Reno over the weekend and sustained the broken wrist in only his second game with the affiliate. Smith has a non-displaced fracture and is also dealing with some ligament damage, and he's expected to be sidelined for at least 6-to-8 weeks.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Sent down Saturday
Smith was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Saturday.
The 26-year-old lost out on regular at-bats over the last week and a half since Ketel Marte has been limited to serving as the designated hitter. Smith should see more playing time in the minors, while Cooper Hummel was recalled to take his place on the active roster.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Out of lineup Wednesday
Smith isn't starting Wednesday against the Padres.
Although right-hander Mike Clevinger is on the mound for San Diego on Wednesday, Smith will retreat to the bench for the fourth time in the last five games. Ketel Marte is serving as the designated hitter while Buddy Kennedy starts at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: On bench against lefty
Smith will sit against lefty Sean Manaea and the Padres on Tuesday.
Smith was close to a true everyday player early in the season but has now been on the bench against the last four southpaws the Diamondbacks have faced. He owns a 61 wRC+ against lefties over the course of his career and a 102 wRC+ against righties, so avoiding same-sided pitching may be good for him.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Produces four hits, three RBI
Smith went 4-for-5 with three RBI in Sunday's 11-7 win over the Tigers.
Ketel Marte's continued presence as the designated hitter has cut into Smith's playing time lately. He made a case to get in the lineup more with four hits, all singles, including a go-ahead RBI knock in the sixth inning to spark Arizona's five-run rally. Smith has gone 7-for-16 (.438) in his last four contests, but he's slashing a meager .207/.288/.362 with nine home runs, 31 RBI, 20 runs scored and a stolen base in 64 games overall. Once Marte is able to play at second base, Smith should be able to resume his regular role as the primary DH.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Remains on bench
Smith isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Tigers.
Smith went 3-for-23 with a homer, three runs, two RBI, two walks and two strikeouts over his last six games, and he'll take a seat for the third time in the last four matchups. Ketel Marte is serving as the designated hitter while Buddy Kennedy starts at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Riding pine Friday
Smith isn't starting Friday against Detroit.
Smith went 0-for-4 with a run and a walk in Wednesday's loss to the Padres, and he'll be out of the lineup for the second time in the last three games. Ketel Marte is serving as the designated hitter while Jake Hager starts at the keystone.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Not starting Tuesday
Smith will sit Tuesday against San Diego.
Smith has three hits across his last two games, though that follows a seven-game stretch in which he went 0-for-21. Ketel Marte (hamstring) will return to the lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday while Christian Walker starts at first base.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Goes deep in win
Smith went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Sunday's 7-1 win over the Twins.
Smith started at first base Sunday, allowing Christian Walker to rest his legs as the designated hitter. In the fifth inning, Smith swatted the third of Arizona's four homers in the contest. Over his last 22 games, he's gone a meager 10-for-77 (.130) while losing out on an everyday job with the emergence of Alek Thomas in center field. Smith is slashing just .194/.274/.358 with nine long balls, 28 RBI, 19 runs scored, a stolen base and six doubles through 61 contests. With Daulton Varsho picking up time in right field and prospect Buddy Kennedy challenging for playing time as the designated hitter, Smith's role could further shrink if he can't get his bat going.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Day off Friday
Smith isn't starting Friday's game against the Twins.
Smith went 0-for-18 with a run, an RBI, a walk and two strikeouts over his last six games and will get a breather Friday. Buddy Kennedy is serving as the designated hitter and batting sixth.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Makes way for Varsho
Smith will see his plate appearances cut back after Arizona manager Torey Lovullo announced that Daulton Varsho will become the team's primary right fielder, as reported by Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. Smith, who was not in the starting lineup for the second time in four games Monday, went 0-for-1 as a pinch hitter and played right field for the final inning of a 5-4 loss to the Reds.
Lovullo's decision to go with Alek Thomas in center field and Varsho in right puts a damper on Smith's at-bats. He was already being crowded by Jake McCarthy's roster presence and will be part of the mix at designated hitter and fill in at first base for Christian Walker. Smith, who has five hits over his last 51 at-bats (.098), is slashing .200/.286/.362 with eight home runs and 26 RBI over 210 plate appearances.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Takes seat Monday
Smith isn't starting Monday's game against the Reds.
Smith will get a breather after he went 0-for-7 with a walk and a strikeout over the last two games. Daulton Varsho is starting in right field while Jake McCarthy serves as the designated hitter.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Not starting Friday
Smith is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Phillies.
Smith clubbed a solo homer Thursday but has a .495 OPS through seven games in June and will take a seat Friday even though Philadelphia is sending righty Kyle Gibson to the mound. Daulton Varsho will rest his legs at designated hitter while Jose Herrera works behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Slugs eighth homer
Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Reds.
Smith took Tyler Mahle yard in the fifth inning to record his eighth home run of the season. He's homered five times in his last 16 games, also racking up 11 RBI and eight runs scored in that span. Overall, Smith has maintained a .210/.295/.381 line across 200 plate appearances on the season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Not in Monday's lineup
Smith isn't starting Monday against the Reds.
Smith started in the last six games and hit just .136 with a homer, a double, four RBI and two runs during that time. Daulton Varsho will serve as the designated hitter while Jose Herrera starts behind the plate Monday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Goes deep Monday
Smith went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 6-2 victory against the Braves.
Smith had only one hit in the game, but it was a big one. The 26-year-old smacked a 417-foot three-run shot to right field off Spencer Strider in the first inning that accounted for half of Arizona's run output. Smith has gone deep four times in his past eight games, and he already has seven homers on the campaign after collecting 11 long balls over 545 plate appearances last season.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Takes seat against lefty
Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
With southpaw Tyler Anderson on the hill for the Dodgers, the lefty-hitting Smith will be the odd man out of the starting nine. Smith had started in each of the Diamondbacks' last six games, going 5-for-21 with two home runs, five walks, five RBI and four runs.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Late addition to lineup
Smith was added to the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers and will bat second while serving as the the designated hitter.
Smith was set for a day off but will instead be in the lineup in place of Daulton Varsho, who was scratched the day after he left Friday's series opener due to shoulder soreness. Smith started the season slowly but has looked better over his last 10 games, slashing .265/.359/.529 with three homers, though he's also struck out 33.3 percent of the time over that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Riding pine Saturday
Smith isn't starting Saturday's game against the Dodgers.
Smith started in the last five games and went 5-for-17 with two homers, five RBI, four runs, five walks and five strikeouts during that time. However, Jake McCarthy will draw the start in right field and bat sixth Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Diamondbacks' Pavin Smith: Modifies swing mechanics
Smith recently incorporated a small stride in his swing mechanics, which helped the outfielder emerge from a slump, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
The mechanical tweak -- picking up his right foot and striding forward -- was something Smith worked on with the help of Arizona's strength coach Vaughn Robinson and assistant hitting coach Rick Short. It was a blending of philosophies, marrying traditional hitting instruction with ways to optimize movement patterns. "It's a collaborative effort. We bounce ideas off each other and we all kind of come up with a program. It was a collaborative effort and it helped sync Pavin back up. I think he's feeling better," Short said. The collaboration worked for Smith, who said he felt lost at the plate a week ago, like he was falling away from the plate while swinging. Since incorporating the small stride step, he's hit three home runs over the last four games.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-2, 210 lbs|
|Birthplace: Jupiter, FL|
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