Smith was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

Smith had his contract selected by the Mets on June 22 but hasn't made an appearance in over a week. The 24-year-old returns to Las Vegas -- where he had 3.00 ERA and 1.20 WHIP over 30 innings -- to make room for Sunday's starter Chris Flexen.

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