Dominic Smith with the New York Mets
On August 11, 2017, the New York Mets promoted Smith to the major leagues following the release of Fernando Salas.
Nick Pivetta struck out the first batter he faced in his debut for the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
On August 15, Smith hit his first home run of the season against Sonny Gray. It was his best year yet with nine home runs for the Mets last year, with an overall batting average of.198 and 167 at-bats.
Smith was expected to battle with Adrián González for the starting first base position in spring training of 2018, however, he was sidelined by a quadriceps injury.
The season began in Las Vegas, where he was promoted on May 11 when Jay Bruce was placed on the paternity leave list then demoted on May 14 when Bruce returned to the lineup.
On June 11, the Mets released Adrián González, which resulted in Smith being promoted once more. After Yoenis Céspedes’ return from the disabled list, Smith was demoted once more.
Smith resumed the use of a continuous positive airway pressure machine throughout spring training in 2019.
It wasn’t until Smith’s sleep study in 2016 that doctors diagnosed him with sleep apnea, telling him that 30 stoppages per hour would have been deemed a severe instance of the disorder.
In the spring of 2016, he and Brodie Van Wagenen, the Mets’ general manager, attributed his improved performance to the treatment.
Opening-day starter Smith played at first base and left field in a “breakout” season, according to reports. His stress fractured foot landed him on the injury list (IL) at the end of July.
Smith made his season-ending Mets comeback on September 29, after the teams regular season came to a close.
He hit a three-run walk-off home run in his first at-bat back, leading the Mets to a 7–6 triumph over the Atlanta Braves in the bottom of the 11th inning.
How Tall Is Dominic Smith?
Dominic Smith is 1.83 m tall