Jason Smith (baseball)
Smith with the Rockford Cubbies in 1998
|Born: July 24, 1977|
|June 17, 2001, for the Kansas City Royals|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 21, 2009, for the Houston Astros|
|Runs batted in||60|
In 1995, Smith was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 42nd round of the 1995 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. A year later, he was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 23rd round of the 1996 Major League Baseball Draft. He made his major league debut with the Cubs on June 17, 2001.
Smith was claimed off waivers by Arizona on May 15, 2007. He played 2 games for the Diamondbacks going 1-4 before being placed on the disabled list. On July 11, 2007, while on the disabled list, he was claimed off waivers by the Kansas City Royals, for whom he batted .188 in 2007 and .214 in 2008.
On May 10, 2009 Smith was recalled to Houston for added depth as Lance Berkman suffered a wrist injury.