"He could've played yesterday, but that was my doing," Wedge said. "I wanted to give him an extra day, and just get further removed from that hamstring."
Smoak first sat out a week ago, on April 18, against the Indians. He returned to the lineup last Thursday, but went 0-for-11 in his next three games. The slump prompted Wedge to give him a rest.
With him sitting out Sunday and the Mariners' off-day Monday, Smoak was expected to be back at first base on Tuesday. However, Smoak sat out a third straight day.
Alex Liddi took his spot and hit an eighth-inning home run in a one-run game in his absence. Smoak, who insisted he was fine, took over at first and moved Liddi to third base -- his natural position. Kyle Seagar was given a non-injury-related rest.