Another Smith-Njigba catches on in Seattle as Canaan Smith-Njigba claimed by Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — There will be another member of the Smith-Njigba family playing for a Seattle team after the Mariners claimed outfielder Canaan Smith-Njigba off waivers. The brother of wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba of the Seattle Seahawks had previously played in the Pittsburgh organization and appeared in 15 games across two stints with the Pirates last season. In 105 games at Triple-A Indianapolis, Smith-Njigba hit .280 with 28 doubles, 15 home runs and 74 RBIs. Smith-Njigba was originally a fourth-round pick in the 2017 draft by the New York Yankees. He made his major league debut with the Pirates in 2022 and appeared in three games that season.

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