Smith returned from the minor league disabled list on July 14, and he has gone 4-for-18 (.222) with a home run in his five games back. So far, 2016 has been a lost season for Smith, who has been limited to just 14 games due to various injuries. It is a shame too, since Alex Avila's frequent presence on the disabled list could have resulted in some major league action.
Smith was placed on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury at Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, CSN Chicago reports. Jones had just returned from a month-long stay on the DL due to a back injury, but his return lasted just one day. The nature of his injury (and hence a timetable) has yet to be reported. Omar Navarez and Chris O'Dowd should split the catching duties at Charlotte with Smith out.
Smith (back) was activated from the 15-day DL and optioned to Triple-A Charlotte on Sunday, MLB.com's Scott Merkin reports. Smith has yet to make a start at the Major League level, as he was scratched due to back spasms the last time manager Robin Ventura intended to use him in the lineup. Smith will now return to the minors, where the backstop owns a .980 OPS through eight games this year.
Smith (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports. Smith was slated to make his major league debut Monday, but was scratched prior to the game due to what was thought to be back spasms. It turns out that the catcher actually has sacroiliac joint dysfunction, which has a bit of a cloudy recovery time. There's a chance that he could come off the DL around the earliest date that he is eligible, but it could also sideline him for longer depending on how he feels further down the road. His status should become clearer as his rehab process moves along.
Smith was scratched from Monday's lineup due to back spasms. His MLB debut will have to wait at least another day. Dioner Navarro is now starting behind the plate for the White Sox on Monday.