Dominic Smith is back. He says he's getting used to his lighter body. He's lost about 35 pounds since the end of last season, including seven since the end of spring training. #Mets pic.twitter.com/xrCUlNZbFh
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) May 11, 2018
New York Mets first base prospect Dominic Smith has been called up to The Show but a little lighter this time—35 pounds lighter, in fact.
With Todd Frazier on the shelf and Jay Bruce on paternity leave—expected to miss the entire weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies—first base New York Mets prospect Dominic Smith has been called to The Show.
Smith, 22, appeared in 49 games a season ago, impressing very few onlookers. This time around, however, he pledges himself as a new man whose weight carries around 35 fewer pounds, via Anthony DiComo of MLB.com (video above).
Dominic Smith is back. He says he’s getting used to his lighter body. He’s lost about 35 pounds since the end of last season, including seven since the end of spring training.
The weight issue has always swirled around the head of young Smith and became a big topic of conversation last summer when the lefty swinger only hit .198 with nine home runs and 26 RBI in 167 at-bats.
Smith did not receive the start in Game 1 on Friday night in Philly. Instead, Adrian Gonzalez manned the first base spot. Look for manager Mickey Callaway to squeeze into the lineup during one of the two games this weekend.
Though it’s likely planned as a short stay for the kid, he can immediately make a great first impression with the New York Mets rookie skipper.