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Smolinski instantly making presence felt for A's

Outfielder Jake Smolinski has only played in four games for the Oakland Athletics since joining the club since being recalled on July 7, but he's already contributed quite a bit.  Smolinski, claimed by the A's after the Texas Rangers placed him on waivers in June, has been filling in as an extra outfielder for the A's and facing left-handed pitching. On Saturday, Smolinski delivered...
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July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

A's call up hot-hitting Smolinski for outfield depth

Jake Smolinski, an outfielder recently claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics, was called up on Tuesday after demolishing Triple-A pitching in his few weeks with the Nashville Sounds. In exchange, right-handed pitcher Chris Bassitt (who filled in admirably for new All-Star Sonny Gray while Gray dealt with bacterial gastroenteritis last week) was optioned back to Nashville. ...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

A's claim Smolinski off waivers, stash him at Triple-A Nashville

On Sunday, the Oakland Athletics beefed up their minor league outfield depth by claiming Jake Smolinski off waivers from the Texas Rangers. The club then optioned him to Triple-A Nashville, as announced by the club on Twitter: In 2014, Smolinski stepped up in the wake of the Rangers' unlucky injury barrage, hitting .349/.391/.512 with three home runs and 12 RBIs in 24 games (spread...
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June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Smolinski Hopes to Return to his 2014 Form Next Season

Jake Smolinski raises his glove after one of two diving catches he pulled off against the Angels on Saturday. (Mandatory Credit: Jim Cowsert/USA TODAY Sports) Today’s lineup rundown player is Jake Smolinski. He’s the pride of Rockford, Ill. and he’ll be sure to leave it all out on the field next season. For those who would like to follow, I will be posting a link at the bottom...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Will Be the Lucky Few the Texas Rangers Will Add Next Season?

Jake Smolinski #20 of the Texas Rangers hits a RBI double off of relief pitcher Josh Zeid #61 of the Houston Astros for his first Major League hit in the bottom of the seventh inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2014. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) If a player was to get a shot at the professional level in baseball last year, the place he’d most likely end...
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February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Smolinski is an interesting candidate to start for the Rangers

This is probably the first time you are hearing of Texas Rangers’ outfielder Jake Smolinski. It is not your fault, really. The Texas Rangers were not worth watching towards the end of the season, when Smolinski made his debut, as their playoff aspirations had all but faded by July. If you did, however, endure (suffer) the pointless (in its most literal sense) games down the stretch...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake LaBatta

I wonder if Jake Smolinski had a sister that put out in high school. I could've swore I hooked up with an Eva Smolinski after her friend Dawn rejected me. Were my Cavariccis cuffed a little too high for you, Dawn? My B.U.M. Equipment sweatshirt too faded? I still hate you! Well, enough about me! *smacks self* Get a grip, man! Smolinski is hitting .408, and crushing pink cookies...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Jake Smolinski placed on DL

Texas Rangers outfielder Jake Smolinski was moved to the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 22. This made room for righty Jerome Williams who started Friday against the Oakland Athletics.#452481030 / gettyimages.comSmolinski fouled a pitch off his left foot Monday against the Yankees. X-rays were negative, but since he is a rookie, manager Ron Washington and the Rangers...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Geovany Soto, Jake Smolinski, Jim Adduci

The Texas Rangers won Monday night against the New York Yankees, however they lost a little bit as well. According to T.R. Sullivan from the Rangers lost Geovany Soto and Jake Smolinski. Both players are hoping their injuries are not serious. Also, Jim Adduci was activated from the disabled list on Monday.#180171863 / gettyimages.comGeovany SotoSoto left the game with...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Jake Smolinski exits with bruised elbow

Texas Rangers outfielder Jake Smolinski, playing only his fifth game since being promoted from Triple-A Round Rock, was forced to leave Friday night's game against the Los Angeles Angels after getting hit by a pitch in the second inning, according to T.R. Sullivan and Grace Raynor of (video here and below). X-rays were negative. Smolinski was replaced in left field by Daniel...
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

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