Smyly is scheduled to start Sunday's game at Pittsburgh, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Smyly's contract with the Phillies is still pending a physical, but assuming everything checks out he'll enter the starting rotation Sunday. The 30-year-old had an 8.42 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 52:34 K:BB over 13 games with the Rangers prior to being released in late June.
Smyly signed a major-league contract with the Phillies on Friday and could enter the starting rotation Sunday versus the Pirates, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Smyly was released by the Rangers in late June and subsequently signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers, but he opted out of that deal Thursday and will make his way back to the majors with the Phillies. The 30-year-old struggled with an 8.42 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 52:34 K:BB in 13 games with Texas, but it appears he'll receive another starting chance in Philadelphia.
Smyly elected free agency Thursday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Smyly's stint with the Brewers didn't last long, as the southpaw made just three appearances with the team's Triple-A affiliate -- posting a 4.97 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 18:3 K:BB in 12.2 innings -- before returning to the open market. The 30-year-old Smyly spent time with the Rangers earlier in the season but was designated for assignment after going 1-5 with an 8.42 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 52:34 K:BB in 51.1 innings.
Smyly agreed to a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Monday, Robert Murray of The Athletic reports.
Smyly was cut loose by the Rangers on Friday, so his trip to the open market didn't last long. The lefty posted an 8.42 ERA and 1.91 WHIP with 52 strikeouts over 51.1 innings this season for Texas, and he'll now head to the minor leagues where he'll serve as organizational depth.
Smyly was released by the Rangers on Friday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Smyly was designated for assignment last week after posting an 8.42 ERA, 1.91 WHIP and 52:34 K:BB over 51.1 innings this season. The 30-year-old was acquired from the Cubs in November but failed to find his footing in Texas and will look to latch on elsewhere.
The Rangers designated Smyly for assignment Thursday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Acquired from the Cubs in November with the expectation that he would be a veteran anchor for the Texas rotation, Smyly turned in just one quality start in his nine turns through the rotation before being demoted to the bullpen. The lefty didn't take well to relief work either, giving up six runs -- including four homers -- in his most recent two appearances before Texas decided to pull the plug. Given the poor form Smyly displayed this season, it would be surprising if another team traded for him or scooped him up off waivers.
Smyly gave up a run on three hits and a walk while striking out five over three innings of relief to record his first save of the season in Friday's 7-1 win over the Reds.
Other than a Nick Senzel solo shot, Smyly was sharp in this one, throwing 32 of 53 pitches for strikes en route to his first save since 2013. The left-hander is still digging himself out of a brutal ratio hole, but a few more strong appearances could put him back into consideration for a rotation spot despite his current 8.06 ERA, 1.88 WHIP and 49:32 K:BB through 48 innings.
Smyly (ankle) will head to the bullpen but won't be placed on the 10-day injured list, Jessica Camerato of MLB.com reports.
Previous reports broke the news that Smyly would lose his next start, raising speculation that the ankle sprain which had been bothering him would send him to the injured list. That does not appear to be in the team's plans for now. The Rangers will go with a bullpen day for Smyly's next turn in the rotation Friday against the Reds, though his long-term replacement hasn't been announced.
Smyly (ankle) will not start Friday against the Reds, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Smyly is dealing with an ankle sprain. For now, he'll be listed as a member of the bullpen, but there's a good chance he winds up on the injured list instead. He's hardly a significant loss for the Rangers at this point, as he owns an 8.40 ERA through 45 innings of work. The team has not announced who will start in his place.
General manager Jon Daniels acknowledged Monday that Smyly could be a candidate for the 10-day injured list while the southpaw continues to deal with lingering effects of a sprained ankle that first surfaced in mid-May, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports. "[The ankle] has been a bit of a limiting factor for him," Daniels said. "He hasn't been able to fully push off all the time...We don't have a lot of options. There's not a ton of pitching readily available."
A trip to the IL would provide convenient cover for the fact that Smyly's rotation spot is clearly on thin ice while he maintains an 8.40 ERA and 1.91 WHIP across 45 innings for the season. The Rangers plan to speak with Smyly before determining his next step, but if he isn't placed on the IL, there's a real chance that he gets sent to the bullpen. Joe Palumbo, who made a spot start for a doubleheader over the weekend, would likely rank as the top alternative to join the rotation Friday in Cincinnati. The next-best alternative would likely be Triple-A Nashville starter Seth Maness, though he would need to be added to the 40-man roster in such a scenario.
Smyly (1-5) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks in three innings Sunday, striking out three batters and taking the loss to Oakland.
Smyly was cursed by a pair of two-run homers hit by Khris Davis and Matt Olson. Over his last three starts, the 29-year-old lefty has thrown just 11.1 innings, yielding 17 runs and seven long balls. His ERA now sits at a hideous 8.40 across 45 frames. He'll take the mound in Cincinnati on Friday.
Manager Chris Woodward said Smyly will remain in the rotation either as a starter or a primary pitcher behind an opener, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The question about Smyly's role is a relevant one after he gave up seven runs for a second straight start Tuesday. The left-hander is attempting to come back from Tommy John surgery this season after last having pitched in the majors back in 2016. "I don't know if it takes a little while longer for things to come together after you've missed as much time with an injury as he has. But his stuff plays up when he executes. When he doesn't, it doesn't," said Woodward. Smyly is next scheduled to pitch Sunday at home against the Athletics, although it remains to be seen if he'll be on the hill to open the game.
Smyly (1-4) allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out two across 3.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Orioles.
Smyly immediately ran into trouble, allowing back-to-back homers in the first inning. He settled in to allow only one earned run across the second and third frames, but allowed another home run in the fourth inning prior to being pulled. This start was a microcosm of Smyly's season, as he has a 7.93 ERA and 1.86 WHIP across 42 innings, all while allowing 2.8 HR/9.
Smyly allowed seven earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four across five innings Wednesday against the Mariners. He did not factor into the decision.
Smyly followed Jose Leclerc into the game, beginning his outing in the second inning. However, he was still hit hard, surrendering two home runs -- both two-run shots -- and three other extra-base hits. Smyly has struggled regardless of when he's entered contests this season, racking up a 6.98 ERA and 1.76 WHIP with 39 strikeouts and 28 walks across 38.2 innings. He'll get a better matchup in his next scheduled outing, currently slated for Tuesday against Baltimore.
Smyly will serve as the Rangers' primary pitcher behind opener Jose Leclerc in Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Manager Chris Woodward is hopeful that deploying a righty (Leclerc) in front of a southpaw (Smyly) will help neutralize a Mariners lineup that ranks 11th in wRC+ (105) versus left-handed pitching this season. Smyly has made only one previous appearance as a primary pitcher, which came May 11 in Houston. In that outing, he served up five runs (four earned) on four hits and four walks over 4.2 innings.
Smyly (1-3) lasted six innings Friday against the Angels, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out four to pick up the win.
Smyly turned in a quality start with a season-long six innings to pick up his first win since 2016. The left-hander, who missed two years due to Tommy John surgery, proved he still has something to offer on the mound, hurling a quality start at Angel Stadium. He'll look to continue improving his 6.15 ERA and 1.69 WHIP against the Mariners on Wednesday.
Smyly allowed two runs on three hits with four strikeouts and four walks across four innings during a no-decision against the Cardinals on Sunday.
The lefty has experienced control issues all season, and while he did only allow two runs, that was true again in this one. With his four free passes, Smyly raised his BB/9 to an astonishing 6.5. Of course, that's not his only problem, as he also owns a 2.0 HR/9 and 5.96 FIP. Overall, Smyly is 0-3 with a 6.51 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 31 strikeouts in 27.2 innings this year. He will next look to finally get his first win during a visit to the Angels on Saturday.
Manager Chris Woodward confirmed Smyly (ankle) would make his next start Sunday against the Cardinals, Robert Falkoff of MLB.com reports.
Initially lined up to start Friday in the series opener, Smyly will be pushed back a couple days to afford him more time to recover from the left ankle sprain he sustained in his previous outing last weekend against the Astros. Smyly was deployed behind an opener in that contest, but he's slated to work in a more traditional starting role in his return to the mound.
Smyly (ankle) could have his next scheduled start pushed back a day or two, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Smyly is tentatively scheduled to start Friday against the Cardinals, though that could change due to a minor ankle sprain he's currently nursing. It doesn't sound like the issue is serious enough to force him onto the injured list, but the Rangers could play it safe and give the left-hander some extra rest before his next outing to ensure the injury doesn't linger. Should Smyly have his start pushed back, Ariel Jurado is a candidate to get the ball Friday.
Smyly will serve as a traditional starter when he pitches Friday at home against the Cardinals, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers used reliever Jesse Chavez as an opener for Smyly the last time out, but he was unable to get through five innings (4.2 IP, 96 pitches). He's made it through five innings just once in six outings while averaging 20.9 pitches per inning. That's the highest average of the 179 pitchers who began Sunday with at least 20 innings of work.
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