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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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics trounce visiting Twins, 14-1

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Jake Smolinski homered twice for four RBI, Josh Reddick hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics slugged past the Minnesota Twins 14-1 on Sunday. Billy Butler and Josh Phegley hit two-run homers for the A's, who cleared the fences a season-high five times to boost their 2015 total to 80. Smolinski hit a three-run homer in the eighth and an earlier solo shot for...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

A's bring up OF Smolinski, option RHP Bassitt to Triple-A

NEW YORK (AP) The Oakland Athletics called up outfielder Jake Smolinski from Triple-A Nashville on Tuesday and optioned right-hander Chris Bassitt to their top farm club. Smolinski, claimed off waivers from Texas on June 21, was on the bench against the New York Yankees waiting to make his Oakland debut. Manager Bob Melvin said Smolinski will play mostly against left-handed pitching...
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20 days ago  |  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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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday, July 4th: Jake Smolinski’s Big Bat Helps Sounds Win in Extras while Joel Seddon K’s 8 to Win 6th for Stockton

A’s Farmhand Of The Day: Nashville Sounds Outfielder Jake Smolinski (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs)   PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE  (Triple-A) Nashville Sounds      7 Round Rock Express  4 WP – Cook 4-1 / 3.96 HR – Pridie (9), Smolinski (6), Muncy (2), Viciedo (1) Farmhand Of The Game: Outfielder Jake Smolinski (Home Run / 2 Doubles / 2 RBIs) 26-year-old outfielder Jake Smolinski...
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22 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Baseball Essential
January 16, 2015  |  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: 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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