Seth Smith, Padres avoid arbitration, agree to deal

Seth Smith, Padres avoid arbitration, agree to deal
January 15, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Seth Smith batted .253 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs for the A's last year. (USATSI)

SAN DIEGO -- Seth Smith and the San Diego Padres have agreed to a $4.5 million, one-year contract to avoid arbitration.

The outfielder was acquired on Dec. 3 from the Oakland Athletics for right-handed reliever Luke Gregerson. Smith, a left-handed hitter, batted .253 with eight home runs and 40 RBIs last year.

His contract is not guaranteed.

With Tuesday's announcement, the Padres have six remaining players in arbitration: right-handers Andrew Cashner, Ian Kennedy and Tyson Ross; infielders Everth Cabrera and Chase Headley; and infielder-outfielder Kyle Blanks.

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