Smith tossed a scoreless inning in Monday's exhibition game for the fourth time in four appearances this spring.

Smith did not allow a baserunner Monday; and in fact, he has allowed just one runner to reach base all spring. It's not yet clear if he will open the season as the Brewers' closer, but his primary competition for the ninth inning role, Jeremy Jeffress (hamstring), who has not appeared in a game this spring, is set to make his debut soon. That will allow the Brewers to fully evaluate their options and decide if one pitcher or the other will open the season with the closer's job, or if Smith and Jeffress will share the duties.

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