Smith (elbow) allowed a single and struck two batters swinging during one inning in a rehabilitation appearance at Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.
This was Smith's third rehab outing, which had been scheduled for Friday but was delayed due to back tightness. It was the second straight scoreless outing for Smith, who may return at some point during September.
Smith (elbow) was expected to pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday but was held out due to back tightness, Brendan McGair of the Pawtucket Times reports.
The new plan has Smith expected to toss an inning during Saturday's game. From what the pitcher and PawSox manager Kevin Boles are saying, it sounds like the back tightness is not a big issue and may be some normal soreness. Smith will remain with the PawSox for the foreseeable future with no set timetable for a possible activation.
Smith (elbow, shoulder) threw a scoreless inning for Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Bill Koch of the Providence Journal reports. He was making his second rehabilitation appearance.
Smith was much better during Tuesday's rehab outing after he walked three of four batters in his first rehab appearance at Double-A Portland on Saturday. He's on schedule to pitch every third day and is still viewed as a potential bullpen piece for the Red Sox in September.
Smith walked three of the four batters he faced in his first rehabilitation outing Saturday while pitching for Double-A Portland, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. He threw just five of his 18 pitches for strikes.
This was Smith's first game action since May of 2016, so the outing should be viewed through that prism. The Red Sox will be patient with the right-hander, then see where he's at come the end of the month after he's experienced regular work and activity.
Smith (elbow) is set to begin his rehab assignment Saturday at Double-A Portland, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
This figures to be a lengthy rehab assignment for Smith, who will be returning to game action for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery. The plan is to have Smith work every third day while rehabbing and the Red Sox will not press him into action on back-to-back days in order to limit wear and tear on his surgically repaired elbow. Look for Smith to be back up with the Red Sox in late August or early September if his rehab assignment goes according to plan.
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