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Dodgers News: Will Smith Activated off Injured List and Optioned to AAA

The Fresh Prince of LAD is back playing baseball.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 23: Will Smith #16 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a walk-off two run homerun, for a 5-3 win over the Colorado Rockies, during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium on June 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers catcher Will Smith was activated from the 10-day injured list and optioned to triple-A OKC.

The move was somewhat confusing as Smith was originally optioned to OKC on June 26, but also sneakily added to the MLB 10-day IL. His transactions page is a bit all over the place.

Nevertheless, Smith made his return to playing baseball for the Dodgers in Oklahoma City on Saturday night and collected a hit and an RBI in 3 plate appearances. He also added a HBP and sacrifice play to his ledger.

The 24 year old was nursing an oblique injury he sustained in his final game with Dodgers on June 25th when he went 0-3 against the Diamondbacks.

Smith is batting .269 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI in 9 games with the big club, and .294 with 14 home runs and 40 RBI in triple-A this season.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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  1. I wish Will Smith was our full-time catcher. Barnes and Martin are not providing much offense at all. Very sad too.
    I sure hope the Dodgers were just hung over from the road trip to Colorado a couple of weeks ago. Struggling against Arizona and looking pathetic against the Padres was tough to watch. Our offense is not firing. Hopefully the bats come alive in Boston or we could lose several games in a row.

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