Jun 27, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres left fielder Seth Smith (12) during the fifth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
The San Diego Padres have announced that the team has extended outfielder Seth Smith through the 2016 season, with an option for the 2017 season, for $13 million dollars. This coming as more and more rumors begin to circulate that Smith was one of the trading chips the team was looking to move.
Smith finished just short of a cycle at the plate last night, the second time he’s done so this season. On the year, Smith is hitting .281 with 9 bombs and 25 driven in, in 77 games for the Friars. Prior to the extension, Smith was slated to become an unrestricted free agent following this season. He was acquired this past winter from the Oakland Athletics for bullpen stalwart Luke Gregerson.