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Jake Smolinski | Outfielder | #5

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/9/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 212
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (0) / WAS
Contract: view contract details
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Athletics optioned OF Jake Smolinski to Triple-A Nashville.
Smolinski was batting .118/.167/.206 with zero home runs over 36 plate appearances this season for the A's. Trevor Cahill will take his 25-man roster spot and start Wednesday night against the Red Sox. May 16 - 12:10 PM

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Boog Powell (knee) is expected to miss several weeks.

Powell was placed on the disabled list over the weekend with a ligament sprain in his knee. Jake Smolinski and Trayce Thompson should see time in center field for now, but it's probably just a matter of time before Dustin Fowler gets a shot.
Apr 10 - 8:53 PM

MLB.com's Jane Lee writes that Dustin Fowler (knee) "is the favorite to land the center field job" for the Athletics.

Fowler suffered a gruesome right patella tendon rupture in his major league debut last June when he was with the Yankees, but he's right on schedule with his recovery. The A's plan to ease him into things at the beginning of spring training, but all signs point to him being ready to roll come Opening Day. It's good to hear, but Oakland could ultimately decide to get by with Boog Powell and/or Jake Smolinski in center field for a while and let Fowler knock some rust off in the minors. The situation is worth watching closely in spring training, as Fowler is an interesting power/speed guy who hit .293/.329/.542 with 13 homers and 13 steals in 70 Triple-A games before being called up last season.
Source: MLB.com
Feb 9 - 4:26 PM

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