For Immediate Release

Thursday, November 3, 2016

MARINERS EXERCISE OPTION ON OF SETH SMITH; DECLINE OPTION ON C CHRIS IANNETTA
The Mariners Major League, 40-man roster is now at 35 players.
SEATTLE, Wash. – Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto
announced today that the club has exercised its option for the 2017 season on outfielder Seth Smith, and has declined its
option for the 2017 season on catcher Chris Iannetta.
After today’s roster moves and with Franklin Gutierrez, Dae-Ho Lee, Adam Lind and Drew Storen becoming free
agents this morning, the Mariners Major League 40-man roster is now at 35 players.
Smith, 34, hit .249 (94x378) with 62 runs, 15 doubles, 16 home runs and 63 RBI in 137 games with Seattle this season.
His 63 RBI were a career-high and his 16 home runs were 2nd-most in his career. Smith hit .326 (28x86) with 1 double, 8
home runs and 50 RBI with runners in scoring position this season, ranking 12th-best in the American League in average
with runners in scoring position. The 6-foot-3, 210 pound outfielder ranks 2nd among active players in pinch-hit home runs
with 9, and is one of two players to hit a pinch-hit home run in each of the last 4 seasons (2013-16). In parts of 10 Major
League seasons with Colorado (2007-11), Oakland (2012-13), San Diego (2014) and Seattle (2015-c), Smith is a career
.261 (849x3252) hitter with 205 doubles, 113 home runs and 426 RBI in 1138 career games.
Iannetta, 33, hit .210 (62x295) with 23 runs, 14 doubles, 7 home runs and 24 RBI in 94 games this season. He appeared in
70 of the Mariners 89 games before the All-Star Break, but just 24 of Seattle’s 73 games following the break. He signed with
Seattle as a Major League free agent on Nov. 23, 2015. In parts of 11 Major League seasons, he has hit .229 (652x2848)
with 355 runs, 139 doubles, 107 home runs and 402 RBI in 946 games with Colorado, Los Angeles-AL & Seattle.  
SMITH’s PLAYING RECORD
YEAR
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016

CLUB
Casper
Tri-City
Modesto
Tulsa
Colorado Springs
COLORADO
Colorado Springs
COLORADO
COLORADO
COLORADO
COLORADO
Sacramento
OAKLAND
OAKLAND
SAN DIEGO
SEATTLE
SEATTLE

Minor Lg Totals
ML Totals

AVG
.369
.259
.300
.294
.317
.625
.323
.259
.293
.246
.284
.667
.240
.253
.266
.248
.249

G
56
9
129
130
129
7
68
67
133
133
147
1
125
117
136
136
137

AB
233
27
533
524
451
8
248
108
335
358
476
3
383
368
443
395
378

R
46
6
87
79
68
4
55
13
61
55
67
0
55
49
55
54
62

H
86
7
160
154
143
5
80
28
98
88
135
2
92
93
118
98
94

TB
140
16
244
253
238
7
130
47
171
168
230
2
161
144
195
175
157

2B
21
1
45
46
32
0
16
7
20
19
32
0
23
27
31
31
15

3B
3
1
6
4
6
1
2
0
4
5
9
0
2
0
5
5
0

HR
9
2
9
15
17
0
10
4
15
17
15
0
14
8
12
12
16

RBI
61
5
72
71
82
0
53
15
55
52
59
0
52
40
48
42
63

SH
0
0
4
3
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0

SF
2
1
3
0
4
0
6
0
3
3
7
0
3
0
4
5
4

HB
0
0
1
4
10
0
3
0
2
2
4
1
5
3
4
4
8

BB
25
1
44
51
39
0
46
15
46
35
46
0
50
39
69
47
48

SO
47
3
115
74
73
1
46
23
67
67
93
0
98
94
87
99
89

SB
9
0
5
4
7
0
11
1
4
2
10
0
2
0
1
0
0

CS
1
0
3
4
3
0
0
0
1
1
2
0
2
0
1
0
0

SLG
.601
.593
.458
.483
.528
.875
.524
.435
.510
.469
.483
.667
.420
.391
.440
.443
.415

OBP
.427
.276
.353
.361
.381
.625
.426
.350
.378
.314
.347
.750
.333
.329
.367
.330
.342

.313
.261

522
1138

2019
3252

341
475

632
849

1023
1455

161
205

22
31

62
113

344
426

8
2

16
29

19
32

206
395

358
718

36
20

11
7

.507
.447

.379
.344

HB
4
2
1
3
3
1
5
2
14
11
0
4
2
5
2
0
2
8
1
2
17
55

BB
27
45
8
24
24
13
29
7
56
43
2
30
10
70
29
3
68
54
41
38
150
471

SO
29
61
15
26
29
17
58
6
92
75
6
48
10
89
60
7
100
91
83
83
189
796

SB
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
6
1
0
0
3
0
0
2
11

CS
1
2
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
3
3
0
1
0
1
0
3
10

SLG
.496
.490
.417
.622
.503
.390
.350
.407
.505
.460
.667
.383
.698
.414
.398
.364
.372
.392
.335
.329
.520
.397

OBP
.454
.381
.329
.418
.447
.370
.330
.397
.390
.344
.412
.318
.447
.370
.332
.360
.358
.373
.293
.303
.411
.346

IANNETTA’s PLAYING RECORD
YEAR
2004
2005

CLUB
Asheville
Modesto
Tulsa
2006
Tulsa
Colorado Springs
COLORADO
2007
COLORADO
Colorado Springs
2008
COLORADO
2009
COLORADO
Colorado Springs
2010
COLORADO
Colorado Springs
2011
COLORADO
2012
LOS ANGELES-AL
Salt Lake
2013
LOS ANGELES-AL
2014
LOS ANGELES-AL
2015
LOS ANGELES-AL
2016
SEATTLE
Minor Lg Totals
ML Totals

AVG
.314
.276
.233
.321
.351
.260
.218
.296
.264
.228
.333
.197
.349
.238
.240
.273
.225
.252
.188
.210
.306
.229

G
36
74
19
44
47
21
67
16
104
93
4
61
17
112
79
6
115
108
92
94
263
946

AB
121
261
60
156
151
77
197
54
333
289
15
188
63
345
221
22
325
306
272
295
903
2848

R
23
51
7
38
23
12
22
8
50
41
3
20
17
51
27
3
40
41
28
23
173
355

H
38
72
14
50
53
20
43
16
88
66
5
37
22
82
53
6
73
77
51
62
276
652

TB
60
128
25
97
76
30
69
22
168
133
10
72
44
143
88
8
121
120
91
97
470
1132

2B
5
17
3
10
12
4
8
3
22
15
2
6
7
17
6
2
15
22
10
14
61
139

3B
1
3
1
2
1
0
3
0
2
2
0
1
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
8
10

HR
5
11
2
11
3
2
4
1
18
16
1
9
5
14
9
0
11
7
10
7
39
107

RBI
17
58
11
26
22
10
27
7
65
52
3
27
21
55
26
2
39
43
34
24
167
402

SH
0
0
0
1
1
1
1
0
2
1
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
2
8

SF
0
4
1
1
1
1
2
0
2
6
0
1
1
4
1
0
4
5
3
2
8
31

For more information, please contact the Seattle Mariners baseball information department at (206) 346-4000. More
information on Seattle’s roster is also available online at www.mariners.com. All Mariners news releases, game notes,
statistics and multimedia files are also available by visiting the Mariners Virtual Press Box at www.MarinersMedia.com.

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