SEATTLE | Mallex Smith dealt to Mariners by Rays for Zunino, Heredia
SEATTLE— Mallex Smith was made a promise by Seattle general manager Jerry Dipoto when he was acquired for a second time by the Mariners after an initial tenure that lasted less than two hours.
“Dipoto didn’t guarantee anything, but he said I at least have 78 minutes,” Smith joked. “We’ll see.”
Smith is back with the Mariners as part of a five-player deal between Seattle and Tampa Bay on Thursday that landed the Rays catcher Mike Zunino and outfielder Guillermo Heredia.