• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rays SP Drew Smyly strikes out seven in win

    Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly (4-2) struck out seven over 6 1/3 shutout innings against Boston on Wednesday, allowing five hits and three walks in a 6-2 victory. Smyly's bizarrely alternated dominant outings and blowups since returning from the shoulder injury that stole much of his season. In his eight August and September outings, he's given up five runs, then zero, then four, zero, four, zero, five and now another zero. It adds up to a strong 3.26 ERA and a 69:17 K:BB over 60.2 innings, which has Smyly looking like a high-upside option for next year.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Rays SP Drew Smyly gives up five runs on Friday

    Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly allowed five runs on four hits, walking three and striking out six over 5.2 innings of an 8-6 win against the Orioles on Friday night. Smyly (3-2, 3.64 ERA) picked up a win and did notch the six strikeouts, but it was another weak performance where he needed 107 pitches (69 strikes) and didn't make it out of the sixth inning. He pitched well early in the season, but was shut down in early May with a tear in his labrum (shoulder). He hasn't been the same since returning from the DL in mid-August, and is not recommended at this point in the season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rays SP Drew Smyly picks up win Tuesday

    Rays pitcher Drew Smyly tossed seven scoreless innings to help send the Rays to an 11-2 win over the Orioles on Tuesday. Smyly allowed four hits while striking out 10 and walking one. He is now 2-2 with a 3.11 ERA. The 10 strikeouts matched his season high. Smyly is 2-0 in his last three outings.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rays' Drew Smyly knocked around but gets no-decision Thursday

    Twins starter Drew Smyly was bailed out by his offense on Thursday, though he did not factor in the final decision. Smyly went 4 1/3 innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits. He walked two and struck out five. Smyly was given a 2-0 lead in the first inning, but he allowed the Twins to creep back into it. He allowed a run in each of the second and third innings to tie the game. Then he gave up two runs in the fourth, including a solo home run to Eduardo Escobar. Smyly left the game trailing 4-2. But the Rays were able to rally back and get Smyly off the hook, as they went on to win 5-4. In three starts since returning from the disabled list, Smyly is 1-1 with a 5.14 ERA.

  • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

    Rays SP Drew Smyly picks up first win of 2015 on Friday

    Rays left-hander Drew Smyly blanked the A's in his outing on Friday, but he did not stick around long enough to qualify for the quality start. Smyly tossed 5 2/3 innings, allowing seven hits without issuing a walk in the 2-1 victory. Smyly (1-2, 3.42 ERA) was making his second start since coming off of a long stay on the disabled list. He fared much better on Friday than he did in his previous start, when he allowed five runs over four innings.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays' Drew Smyly takes loss in first game since May 5

    Rays pitcher Drew Smyly came off the disabled list on Sunday and started his first game since May 5. Smyly took the loss to Texas, dropping to 0-2 on the season. He allowed a season-high five runs in a season-low four innings. Smyly gave up seven hits and struck out a season-low four batters.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Rays DFA Jose Dominguez to make room for Drew Smyly

    Rays pitcher Jose Dominguez was designated for assignment Sunday, reports The Tampa Tribune. Dominguez did not surrender a run over 5 2/3 innings this season. He was designated to make room for Drew Smyly, who was activated from the disabled list to start Sunday's game at Texas.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Rays P Drew Smyly set to return to rotation Sunday

    Rays left-hander Drew Smyly is set to make his comeback performance Sunday in Texas after more than three months sidelined with a shoulder injury, per the Tampa Bay Times. Smyly, who began a minor league rehab stint in late July, was pitching well before going down despite an 0-1 record. He had allowed five runs in 16 2/3 innings with 21 strikeouts over three starts. "We're excited to have him back," Rays manager Kevin Cash said Friday, per MLB.com. "Drew, it's been a long season for him, just like [outfielder] Desmond [Jennings]. But we know that if these guys are right, they're very capable of providing a very big boost."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Rays SP Drew Smyly (shoulder) could return to rotation

    Rays starter Drew Smyly, who recently completed his fourth rehab start in his recovery from a torn left labrum, will join the team to be evaluated with a look to a return to the rotation, per MLB.com. Smyly will throw a bullpen session Friday, and if all goes well, he could return to the Rays' rotation on the team's road trip. "I feel good," Smyly said. "With every rehab start I feel stronger and stronger. I continue to be extremely encouraged by my days in between starts. ... I feel ready to go." Smyly made just three starts before going on the DL.

  • by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

    Rays Drew Smyly to have two more rehab starts

    The Rays said that pitcher Drew Smyly will have two more minor league rehab starts. Smyly is on the 60-day disabled list with a shoulder injury. He's made one rehab start in Triple-A Durham. Smyly is expected to start for Durham on Thursday and then again on Tuesday.