Mon, 27 Mar 2006 12:51:10 -0800
USAToday.com reports the Cincinnati Reds released OF Stephen Smitherman.
Sun, 27 Nov 2005 19:27:39 -0800
Anthony Castrovince, of Reds.MLB.com, reports Cincinnati Reds OF Stephen Smitherman is playing Winter Ball in Mexico in preparation for the 2006 season.
Thu, 15 Jul 2004 08:45:10 -0700
USAToday.com reports the Cincinnati Reds outrighted OF Stephen Smitherman to Triple-A Louisville.
Mon, 15 Mar 2004 11:03:51 -0800
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the Cincinnati Reds optioned OF Stephen Smitherman to Triple-A Louisville.
Mon, 01 Mar 2004 13:39:10 -0800
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports the Cincinnati Reds signed OF Stephen Smitherman to a one-year contract.
Sat, 31 Jan 2004 12:03:34 -0800
Reds.MLB.com's Todd Lorenz reports Cincinnati Reds OF Stephen Smitherman will have a chance to make the big league squad as a reserve outfielder, especially due to the recent injury to OF John Vander Wal (knee). "He's (Smitherman) going to come into big-league camp with us, so we don't want to say he doesn't have the opportunity to make the next step," said Reds director of player development Tim Naehring. "He had success at Double-A, and when he struggles his swing gets a little too long. One thing we liked, is that when he does get into that, he has the ability to make adjustments."
Sat, 31 Jan 2004 11:53:04 -0800
Reds.MLB.com's Todd Lorenz reports Cincinnati Reds OF Stephen Smitherman was named the Reds' Minor League Player of the Year for 2003. He hit .310 with 19 home runs and 73 RBIs at Double-A Chattanooga, but hit only .127 in 17 Triple-A games and .159 in 21 games with the Reds. However, he produced strong numbers in Arizona Fall League play, hitting .295 with three home runs, two stolen bases, and 20 RBIs in 24 games for the Scottsdale Scorpions. "He's a big strong kid who can play the corner outfield positions," said Reds director of player development Tim Naehring. "His biggest skill is the ability to drive the ball, hit for average and power."
Tue, 21 Oct 2003 08:32:02 -0700
Reds.MLB.com's Chris Haft reports Cincinnati Reds OF Stephen Smitherman is hitting .342 (13-for-38) with one home run and a team-high nine RBIs in his first nine games in the Arizona Fall League for the Scottsdale Scorpions.
Sun, 21 Sep 2003 00:40:46 -0700
Hal McCoy of The Dayton Daily News reports Cincinnati Reds OF Stephen Smitherman is playing for the Scottsdale Scorpions in the Arizona Fall League.
Mon, 25 Aug 2003 23:05:58 -0700
Updating a previous item, newly called-up Cincinnati Reds OF Stephen Smitherman hit his first career homer in his second big league at-bat. Smitherman, called up from Double-A Chattanooga when the Yankees claimed P Felix Heredia off waivers earlier Monday, arrived during the game.