Orioles acquire OF Seth Smith from the Seattle Mariners

The Orioles today announced that they have acquired OF SETH SMITH from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP YOVANI GALLARDO and cash considerations.

Smith, 34, hit .249/.342/.415 (94-for-378) with 16 home runs and a career-high 63 RBI over 137 games with the Mariners last season. He led Seattle hitters with a .326 batting average (28-for-86) with runners in scoring position (ranked 12th among American League hitters), including a .545 clip (6-for-11) with the bases loaded. Smith homered in a career-high four consecutive games from June 30-July 3, one of nine American League players to homer in four or more consecutive games last season. He ranked fifth among American League outfielders with a .994 fielding percentage in 2016 and has posted a career .989 fielding percentage as an outfielder. Originally selected by the Colorado Rockies in the second round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, Smith has hit .261/.344/.447 with 205 doubles, 31 triples, 113 home runs, and 426 RBI in 1,138 career Major League games.

Gallardo, 30, pitched to a 6-8 record with a 5.42 ERA (71 ER/118.0 IP) in one season with the Orioles. Over 10 Major League seasons, he owns a 108-83 record with a 3.79 ERA (670 ER/1591.2 IP). Gallardo was signed to a two-year contract with an option prior to the 2016 season.