Josh H. Smith
3B,DH,LF,SS - TEX
Rangers infielder Josh H. Smith is back in the starting lineup Wednesday versus the A's.
Rangers slugger Josh Jung is on the injured list as it's Smith's turn to take his spot at third base on Wednesday afternoon. Smith is hitting .213 with four homers, one steal, and a .688 OPS across 154 plate appearances on the season.
Josh H. Smith is not in the lineup for the Texas Rangers against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday.
Smith will receive the afternoon off for rest reasons, with Ezequiel Duran occupying the designated hitter spot and batting sixth against the Red Sox Tuesday.
Rangers infielder Josh H. Smith will start and hit ninth against the Angels on Thursday.
Josh Jung is getting a rare breather on Thursday as Smith enters the lineup to take on Shohei Ohtani in his stead. Smith might be hitting just .211 but he does have three homers, one stolen base, and a palatable .706 OPS across 118 trips to the plate.
Josh H. Smith went 3-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored as the Rangers cruised to a 12-2 victory over the Orioles on Friday.
The 25-year-old shortstop has struggled at the plate this season, hitting just .229 with three home runs and five RBI in 36 games played, but he showed signs of breaking out of his slump with his performance in this game. Despite striking out once, Smith was able to make solid contact and help his team secure the win.
Josh H. Smith went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer in Sunday's win over the Angels, bringing his season total to two.
Despite a low batting average, Smith has shown good plate discipline with a 0.130 walk rate and a 0.290 strikeout rate, and has contributed to the Rangers' offense with 11 runs scored and a stolen base.