Caleb Smith

#31 SP / Arizona Diamondbacks / EXP: 1YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 205 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Developing curveball

      Caleb Smith worked on his curveball during the offseason, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.Because Smith feels his slider is too similar in speed to his fastball, the left-hander wants a slower breaking ball. It was a pitch he introduced last season, but a bout with COVID-19 last summer limited him to just 14 innings. He never got a chance to develop it fully, although he did throw it 20 times and did not give up a hit on it, per Statcast. "The curveball is coming along really well," Smith said. "I picked it up pretty quick, actually. I think it's right where I need it to be. I think it's going to help my repertoire a lot this season." Smith is expected to be part of the Arizona Diamondbacks' rotation in 2021.

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Avoids arbitration with Arizona

      Caleb Smith and the Arizona Diamondbacks agreed to a one-year, $1.465 million contract Friday, avoiding arbitration, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.A battle with COVID-19 limited Smith to just 14 innings last season on either side of a trade from the Marlins. His 2.57 ERA in those innings looks quite good, but it came with a poor 15:12 K:BB. The sample size is too small to significant alter Smith's reputation in either direction heading into 2021.

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Works four innings

      Caleb Smith allowed a hit and three walks over four scoreless innings in a no-decision versus the Rangers on Tuesday. He struck out two.Smith threw 44 of 78 pitches for strikes in his longest start of the year, but he wasn't eligible for the win. He's amassed a 3.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 12 innings between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Marlins this year. The 29-year-old Smith could get one more start this season versus the Rockies on Sunday.

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Another short outing Wednesday

      Caleb Smith didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's contest between the Angels and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He gave up two runs on three hits and two walks while fanning four across two innings.Smith has made three starts this season and hasn't pitched more than three innings in any of those outings, so it's safe to consider him an opener rather than a conventional starter. As such, his upside going forward shouldn't be very high due to his inability to pitch deep into games.

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Lifted after three innings

      Caleb Smith took a no-decision during Friday's win against the Mariners, allowing one run on one hit and a walk while striking out three across three innings.Smith's only damage of the night came via a solo home run by Dylan Moore in the third inning. Otherwise the southpaw held the Mariners in check, despite getting lifted after the third inning and throwing 29-of-40 pitches for strikes. Smith, who was activated from the injured list ahead of Friday's contest, made only one start this season that also lasted three innings before he was impacted by the Marlins' coronavirus outbreak. The 29-year-old will gear up for his next start Wednesday at Angel Stadium.

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Activated ahead of start

      Caleb Smith (COVID-19) was activated from the injured list Friday ahead of his scheduled start against Seattle.Smith made just a single start this year before being sidelined as part of the Marlins' early-season coronavirus outbreak. He remained on the injured list after joining the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deadline-day trade. He should have the opportunity to pitch fairly deep into this contest, however, as he threw 70 pitches in an intrasquad game Saturday.

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Starting Friday

      Caleb Smith (COVID-19) will start Friday's game against the Mariners, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.Smith will make his first start in over a month after working his way back from a positive COVID-19 test. The southpaw threw 70 pitches in an intrasquad game, so he should be well-rested and able to handle a fairly heavy workload in his debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Throwing intrasquad game Saturday

      Caleb Smith (COVID-19) is scheduled to throw 70 pitches in an intrasquad game Saturday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.Smith, recently acquired from the Marlins, appears to be nearing a return. The Arizona Diamondbacks will see how the left-hander responds to the outing before deciding next steps.

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      Diamondbacks' Caleb Smith: Heading to Arizona

      Caleb Smith (COVID-19) was traded from the Marlins to the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday along with Humberto Mejia and a player to be named later, with Starling Marte going the other way, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.Smith made just a single start this season before being caught up in the Marlins' COVID-19 outbreak. He's been cleared to throw since mid-August, however, and appears to be quite close to being ready to return. The lefty produced a passable 4.41 ERA over the previous two seasons, with a 26.3 percent strikeout rate generally being offset by a 9.6 percent walk rate and a 26.9 percent groundball rate.

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      Marlins' Caleb Smith: Won't start in Blue Jays series

      Caleb Smith (COVID-19) won't be activated from the injured list to start either Tuesday or Wednesday against the Blue Jays, Andre Fernandez of Sirius XM Radio reports.Though Smith appears ready to return from the IL after having had the past two weeks to build up his arm at the Miami Marlins' alternate training site, Miami isn't quite ready to integrate the southpaw back into the rotation just yet. According to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com, Smith could be a sought-after arm ahead of Monday's trade deadline after two of the top available starters in Mike Clevinger and Mike Minor went off the board, which may provide a possible explanation for why Miami hasn't chosen to add him back to their pitching schedule just yet. Instead, Elieser Hernandez and Sixto Sanchez will draw starts Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, leaving the Marlins' weekend series in Tampa Bay as the next potential target for when Smith might pitch, assuming he's still with the organization.