Mariners optioned 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma.
Smoak was the prize in the Cliff Lee trade, but he hit just .159 in 63 at-bats with two home runs and five RBI for the Mariners. Overall, he's hit .198 with 10 homers and 39 RBI during his rookie campaign. The Smoak Monster clearly belongs at Triple-A for the time being, but should return to Seattle once rosters expand on September 1. Jul. 31 - 3:35 pm et