Smith struck out two Rays over a perfect inning Saturday to pick up his 15th hold of the year. With Andrew Miller (knee) sidelined, Smith is getting his fair share of work since being traded to Cleveland from Toronto. In four appearances since the move, Smith has picked up two holds while allowing just one hit over 4.2 scoreless innings. He seems to have worked his way into the setup role in Miller's absence.
Smith was traded to the Indians by Toronto on Monday in exchange for minor leaguers Tom Pannone and Samad Taylor, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports. Smith has been one of the top relievers out of the Blue Jays' bullpen this season, compiling a 3.28 ERA and a 51:10 K:BB in 35.2 innings. He'll now slot in as one of the top options out of the Indians' bullpen, although he'll surely slot in behind both Cody Allen and Andrew Miller in the pecking order for saves.
Smith (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list Saturday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. Smith ultimately missed just over a month of action due to a bout of shoulder inflammation, but he seems to be back to full health now after a few rehab appearances. He'll look to reclaim his spot as the top setup man for closer Roberto Osuna as he and Chris Smith enter the fold to replace Jeff Beliveau and Aaron Sanchez (finger) on the active roster.
Smith (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports. The right-hander is reportedly with the team already, but given how overworked their bullpen is at the moment, the Blue Jays will wait a day to activate Smith and demote a long reliever. No word has come forth as to what specific corresponding move will be used to get him on the active roster, but things should clear up as Saturday's game time approaches.
Smith (shoulder) will join the team in Cleveland on Friday after partaking in another rehab appearance, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Smith has been out since June 14 with right shoulder inflammation, but appears to be coming to the end of his stint on the disabled list. He will make his third rehab appearance in the minors after pitching Friday and Monday with Triple-A Buffalo. Barring any setbacks, Smith should be able to slide right back into his role out of Toronto's bullpen, earning high-leverage situations upon his arrival.
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