Rockies and Seth Smith avoid arbitration by agreeing to one-year deal

DENVER – The Colorado Rockies announced today that the club and outfielder Seth Smith have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, per club policy. 

Smith, 29, was originally selected by Colorado in the second round of the 2004 First-Year Player draft out of the University of Mississippi. The left-handed batter is a .275 (354-for-1285) career hitter with 78 doubles, 19 triples, 51 home runs and 181 RBI in 487 Major League games. 2011 was Smith’s third-consecutive season to spend the entire campaign in the Majors with Colorado, and he batted .284 (135-for-476) with 32 doubles, 9 triples, 15 home runs and 59 RBI. He has spent the majority of his career in both left field and right field for the Rockies.