Seattle places 1B Justin Smoak on bereavement list

The Seattle Mariners have placed first baseman Justin Smoak on

the bereavement list.

Smoak was placed on the list early Tuesday. The team announced

later that Smoak’s father, Keith, had passed away at age 54.

The Mariners also recalled outfielder Carlos Peguero from

Triple-A Tacoma. Smoak may not be activated for three days and can

remain on the bereavement list for up to seven days.

Before the game, Seattle manager Eric Wedge said the team will

give Smoak all the time he needs.

Smoak is Seattle’s leading hitter at .291 with a pair of homers

and five doubles. Chris Gimenez started at first on Tuesday night

against Detroit, and Wedge says Adam Kennedy also will fill in

while Smoak is away from the team.