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American Baseball League Seattle Mariners acquire Seth Smith from San Diego Padres

The Seattle Mariners acquired outfielder Seth Smith from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

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Smith, 32, is a left-handed hitter who can man right field, and he joins his fourth MLB outfit after the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics and Padres.

Known for his ability to face right-handed pitchers, Smith enjoyed his second-best season hit-wise in 2014 - tallying 118 hits.

It was only the second occasion he reached three figures in hits, after accruing 135 for the Rockies in 2011 - while he also had 12 homers and 48 runs batted in.

Smith crossed home plate 55 times from 443 at-bats (ABs) in 2014, something general manager Jack Zduriencik said he would look to benefit from.

"We were in search of adding another outfielder," Zduriencik said.

"In this case, Seth Smith is a professional hitter, a guy we think can give us really good ABs, particularly against right-handed pitching."

Smith was shuffled out of a revamped Padres line-up, with the San Diego franchise bringing in no less than nine players since December 18 - including Matt Kemp, Wil Myers, Justin Upton, Derek Norris, Will Middlebrooks, Tim Federowicz, Brandon Morrow and Shawn Kelley.

The Padres received right-handed pitcher Brandon Maurer in exchange for Smith.

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