Smith was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday.
It's not clear whether Smith has tested positive for COVID-19, but he'll be one of several players away from the team amid an outbreak. If the 25-year-old has tested negative, he'll be eligible to return as soon as he passes through the league's health and safety protocols.
Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Rangers.
Even with a right-hander (Jordan Lyles) on the mound for the Rangers and the designated-hitter spot available to the Diamondbacks, the lefty-hitting Smith will still head to the bench after starting the past five contests. Assuming he isn't dealing with an injury, Smith shouldn't be at any risk of seeing his playing time subside in the second half, given that the rookie is seen as a potential key piece in the 31-71 Diamonbacks' rebuilding effort. He's helped his cause for sticking in the lineup by slashing .333/.459/.600 in nine games since the All-Star break.
Smith went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run scored in Saturday's 7-3 win over the Cubs.
Smith continues to be the team's primary center fielder in the absence of Ketel Marte (hamstring), but that could change with Marte nearing a return. He's developed nicely this season, and the Diamondbacks would like to find a home for Smith. Right field would be the most logical place, particularly if Arizona moves Kole Calhoun. Even then, the return of Carson Kelly (wrist) complicates matters. That means they need to find a home for catcher Daulton Varsho, whose bat has suddenly erupted. At that point, Arizona could give Smith a larger share of the at-bats at first base, where Christian Walker's .115 ISO, .628 OPS and 22 RBI over 62 games are easily replaceable.
Smith went 2-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and an additional run scored in Wednesday's 6-4 win over Pittsburgh.
Smith got the start at first base Wednesday. He came up clutch in the seventh inning with a go-ahead solo shot off Pittsburgh reliever Duane Underwood. Through 362 plate appearances, Smith has recorded nine homers, 31 RBI, 44 runs scored and a stolen base while maintaining a .265/.323/.419 slash line. He's seen most of his playing time in center field lately, but he can also spell Christian Walker at first base as he did Wednesday.
Smith is not starting Tuesday's game against the Pirates.
Smith will retreat to the bench against lefty Tyler Alexander a day after belting his eighth homer of the campaign. Stuart Fairchild draws the start in center field.
Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's 4-2 win over the Pirates.
Smith's lone hit of the night was a big one as he and Josh VanMeter combined for back-to-back solo home runs in the second inning. It was his first long ball since July 2 but his second consecutive game with an RBI. The 25-year-old is slashing .261/.218/.407 with eight homers, 30 RBI, 42 runs scored, a steal and a 26:69 BB:K over 358 plate appearances.
Smith is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.
He'll get a rest after starting the first two games of the series against Los Angeles. Christian Walker will start at first base as David Peralta, Daulton Varsho and Josh Reddick start in the outfield from left to right.
Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 11-4 loss to San Francisco.
Smith launched his second home run in as many games in the eighth inning off Jimmie Sherfy to bring Arizona within shouting distance, before the Giants plated four in the ninth and put the game out of reach. The 25-year-old first baseman/outfielder has already set a career high in plate appearances (312) and should continue to be a steady presence in the lineup for the remainder of the season.
Smith went 1-for-4 with a solo home run and two strikeouts in a 5-3 victory against the Giants on Thursday.
Smith took Giants starter Johnny Cueto deep to left in the fifth to extend Arizona's lead to the eventual 5-3 final. It was only his first home run and fourth extra-base hit since June 1. Smith offers a decent .270 average but an uninspiring .322 on base and .399 slugging.
Smith is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.
Diamondbacks skipper Torey Lovullo will give the lefty-hitting Smith a day off with southpaw Kwang Hyun Kim on the bump for the Cardinals. Smith had started in each of the last eight games, going 8-for-31 with a double, two walks, two RBI and two runs.
Smith started in center field and went 1-for-4 with a run scored in Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Padres.
The Diamondbacks announced that primary center fielder Ketel Marte will undergo an MRI on his left hamstring, increasing the chance he'll land on the injured list with a leg issue for the second time this season. That means the team may need a fill-in center fielder for a significant period of time, and Smith is a logical choice. He added center field to his defensive portfolio earlier in 2021 when Marte was on the IL.
Smith is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers.
Even with a right-hander (Tony Gonsolin) on the mound for the Dodgers, the lefty-hitting Smith will head to the bench for the second time in the series. The rookie is beginning to lose some steam from what was an impressive start to the season; he's gone 3-for-25 over his last seven games, dropping his batting average to .275.
Smith is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Dodgers.
Smith will get his second day off in four days, this time against right-hander Trevor Bauer. Josh Rojas will slide from second base to right field for the series opener.
Smith went 1-for-5 with two RBI in Wednesday's loss against the Giants.
Smith made his presence felt in the top of the sixth inning with a two-out, two-run single that scored Josh Rojas and Ketel Marte, but he was silent the rest of the way. The first baseman has been very inconsistent at the plate and has hit safely in just five of his last 11 contests, posting a meager .216 average with just three RBI and a 3:8 BB:K in that span (37 at-bats).
Smith is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Giants.
Smith struck out twice in an 0-for-4 performance in Monday's loss to San Francisco. He'll get a breather for at least the beginning of Tuesday's game while veteran Josh Reddick mans right field and bats seventh.
Smith isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Athletics.
Smith went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to Oakland, but he'll get a breather for Wednesday's series finale. Christian Walker will take over at first base and bat fourth.
Smith started in left field and went 2-for-4 in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to Oakland.
With Arizona playing in an American League ballpark, manager Torey Lovullo could get all of his hitters in the lineup. That meant Smith, Josh Reddick and Christian Walker could coexist. On Tuesday, the manager used David Peralta at DH while Smith started in left field for the first time this season. As one of the few members of the team that's hitting with regularity, Smith should be in the lineup Wednesday. He's hit safely in 16 of 18 games, going 25-for-64 (.391) with seven extra-base hits, eight RBI and 12 runs scored during that stretch.
Smith is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Brewers.
Christian Walker's recent return from the injured list and Josh Reddick's ongoing surge at the plate has made finding playing time for Smith more of a challenge of late, but the rookie still appears fairly secure in a near-everyday role. Though he'll sit Thursday, Smith has earned regular at-bats for an Arizona squad going nowhere by providing an .804 OPS while striking out in only 16.1 percent of his 218 plate appearances on the season.
Smith started at first base and went 1-for-4 with a walk, a three-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the Mets.
Smith extended his hitting streak to 12 games, a stretch during which he's gone 19-for-46 (.413) with six extra-base hits (two homers), eight RBI and nine runs scored during the streak. He and Josh Reddick have been the hottest hitters in the lineup, so manager Torey Lovullo is working to get both in the lineup whenever possible. The manager had the lefty Smith start at first base Sunday and Monday against right-handers instead of the righty-batting Christian Walker.
Smith is not in the lineup Sunday against the Cardinals.
The 25-year-old went 3-for-4 with a run scored Saturday and will take a seat in the series finale with Christian Walker starting at first base. Smith saw most of his recent action at first base, but he'll likely split reps with Josh Reddick in right field going forward after Walker was activated from the injured list Saturday.
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|07/27||@ TEX||L 4-5||4||1||1||0||1||0||0|
|07/25||@ CHC||L 1-5||5||0||2||0||0||0||0|
|07/24||@ CHC||W 7-3||2||1||0||0||0||2||0|
|07/23||@ CHC||L 3-8||3||1||2||0||0||1||0|
|07/21||vs PIT||W 6-4||3||2||2||1||1||1||0|
|07/19||vs PIT||W 4-2||4||1||1||1||1||0||0|
|07/18||vs CHC||W 6-4||3||0||1||0||1||1||0|
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