Smith (elbow) was placed on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Smith underwent Tommy John surgery in late May and will miss the entire 2017 season. He'll hopefully be ready to return to live action in early 2018.
Smith (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Thursday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Although it's very early, the current assessment is that Smith will be back in the majors in May of 2018. More information regarding his return should become available as he gets further in the rehab process.
Smith (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery next week, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area Sports reports. It appears to be the worst case scenario for Smith, who has been dealing with elbow inflammation throughout spring camp. The left-hander remains optimistic the procedure will allow him to be ready for the beginning of the 2018 season and says he didn't want to risk a failed rehab process, which could have cost him even more time. Smith joined the Giants late last season, compiling a 2.95 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 26 games. Look for Josh Osich and Steven Okert to compete for the role of top left-hander in the San Francisco bullpen.
Smith (elbow) is considering undergoing Tommy John surgery after going for a second opinion on his pitching arm this week, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. According to Schulman, Smith will meet with his agent Friday before making a final decision on his course of action. An MRI earlier in the week revealed that Smith had a sprained UCL in his left elbow and now it appears that a Tommy John procedure could be imminent. Smith was acquired by the Giants at the trade deadline and was strong down the stretch with a 1.78 FIP and 26 strikeouts over 18.1 innings. If the Giants lose Smith for a significant amount of time, they'd be missing a significant piece of their bullpen puzzle. More information on Smith's course of action should be made available over the weekend.
Smith is scheduled to receive a second opinion on his sprained UCL from Dr. Neal El-Attrache, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. Smith was diagnosed with a sprain and a strain in his throwing elbow earlier in the week, but he's headed for a second opinion before making his final decision on surgery. With Tommy John surgery as a possibility, it will be a situation to monitor and more should be known about his decision after the checkup. Either way, it seems Smith is set to miss extended time to start the season.
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