Smith was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Sunday.
Smith was claimed off waivers from the Brewers in mid-August and is set to make his debut for his new team. The 29-year-old allowed 11 runs on 16 hits with a 14:10 K:BB over 12.2 major-league innings this season.
The Giants claimed Smith off waivers from the Brewers on Monday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Smith posted a 2.33 ERA and 85 strikeouts across 77.1 innings at Triple-A San Antonio this season, but he struggled to find any success across multiple abbreviated stints with Milwaukee, allowing 11 earned runs over 12.2 total frames. Since Smith has a pair of minor-league options remaining, the Giants will stash him at Triple-A Sacramento before potentially giving him another look in the majors later in the season. The Giants designated reliever Ryan Dull for assignment to clear a spot for Smith on the 40-man roster.
Smith was designated for assignment Friday.
The Brewers needed to clear a 40-man roster spot in order to purchase Hernan Perez's contract. Smith logged a 1.01 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 24:12 K:BB in 26.2 innings over his last five starts in the minors, so he may get claimed by another club.
The Brewers optioned Smith to Triple-A San Antonio on Wednesday.
Smith served as a mop-up man in Tuesday's 14-6 loss to the Reds, working two innings in relief and giving up five runs on six hits and two walks. Since Smith tossed 52 pitches in the appearance and wasn't likely to be available for at least a couple more days, the Brewers decided to ship him back to the minors and exchange him for a fresh relief arm in Taylor Williams.
Smith was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Monday.
Smith had only just been sent down Saturday but will return to the roster with Brandon Woodruff (oblique) landing on the injured list. With a 5.06 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP in 10.2 innings for the Brewers this season, Smith is likely ticketed for a low-leverage role.
Smith was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.
Smith was up for five days in his latest stint in Milwaukee, throwing three scoreless innings. He'll make way for Gio Gonzalez (arm), who returns from the injured list to start against the Diamondbacks.
Smith was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Monday.
Smith has pitched 7.2 innings for the Brewers this season, allowing six runs. He has a strong 2.53 ERA in 13 starts for San Antonio, striking out 28.1 percent of opposing batters while walking 12.4 percent. Corbin Burnes (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list in a corresponding move.
The Brewers optioned Smith to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday.
Milwaukee sent the right-hander reliever back to the farm to make room for shortstop Mauricio Dubon, who was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Smith was roughed up in his two innings out of the bullpen during Saturday's 12-2 loss, surrendering five runs on six hits and a walk while striking out two.
Smith was recalled from Triple-A San Antonio on Saturday.
Smith has allowed one run in 5.2 innings of work for the Brewers this season. In a larger sample of 13 starts for San Antonio, he owns a strong 2.53 ERA and a 28.1 percent strikeout rate. Deolis Guerra was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.
The Brewers optioned Smith to Triple-A San Antonio on Sunday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Smith took the loss in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Cubs after serving up a walkoff solo home run to Willson Contreras with one out in the 15th inning. The reliever did well to limit the Cubs over the prior three innings, working around an additional hit and three walks while striking out four. Since he covered 56 pitches in the outing and likely wouldn't have been available for at least two days, Smith was sent packing in exchange for a fresh arm at Triple-A in Jacob Barnes.
Smith tossed two perfect innings of relief in his Brewers debut Tuesday.
Smith was summoned in the top of the eighth inning after the Brewers scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh, and he not only retired all three batters he faced in that frame, but also all three he faced in the next inning. Smith does not figure to be part of the Brewers' late-inning mix regularly, but it certainly did not take him long to earn some trust in what was his first appearance with Milwaukee.
Smith's contract was purchased by the Brewers on Sunday.
Smith has a career 6.77 ERA in 114.1 major-league innings. Taylor Williams was optioned to Triple-A San Antonio to clear a spot on the 25-man roster, with Jay Jackson designated for assignment to open up a spot on the 40-man.
Smith was reassigned to minor-league camp Sunday.
Smith made 38 appearances (six starts) with the Royals in 2018 and had an ugly 6.92 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 77:40 K:BB across 78 innings. According to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, the 28-year-old will stretch out as a starter at Triple-A San Antonio.
Smith signed a minor-league contract which includes an invitation to spring training with the Brewers on Friday.
Smith made six starts and 32 relief appearances with the Royals last season but without much success, finishing the year with a 6.92 ERA. His ERA as a reliever was over a run better though still quite poor at 5.82, so it will take a significant step forward for him to have value as even a low-leverage option for the Brewers this season.
Smith opted for free agency after being designated for assignment by the Royals in November, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Smith will try his luck on the open market after making 38 appearances (six starts) for the Royals as a Rule 5 pick in 2018. He accrued a 6.92 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 78 frames, but a 8.9 K/9 hints at some semblance of upside if he can find a way to reduce his walks and do a better job of keeping the ball in the yard.
Smith was designated for assignment by the Royals on Monday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.
Smith was dropped from the team's 40-man roster in order to free up a spot for Conner Greene, who was claimed off waivers in a corresponding move. The 28-year-old right-hander struggled to a 6.92 ERA and 1.67 WHIP across 78 innings with the Royals in 2018.
Smith has been demoted to the Royals' bullpen, Maria Torres of The Kansas City Star reports.
Jorge Lopez, who was recently acquired from the Brewers in the Mike Moustakas trade, will slot into the big-league rotation Wednesday, which would have been Smith's day to pitch. Considering Smith had a 9.67 ERA and 1.70 WHIP over his last six outings (22.1 innings), he had likely already been cut loose in most fantasy formats.
Smith (1-4) was dealt the loss against the Cardinals on Friday, yielding five earned runs on six hits over just 1.2 innings, striking out none and walking a batter in Kansas City's 7-0 defeat.
It's been tough sledding for Smith lately, as this rough outing marked his third straight start where he's given up at least five earned runs. Unsurprisingly, he's gone 0-3 over that stretch and seen his ERA on the season climb to 6.97 to go along with an equally ugly 1.60 WHIP through 60.2 innings. Those recent struggles, combined with his career ERA of 6.42 in 95.1 big-league innings, leave Smith well off the fantasy radar for the time being, even in favorable matchups.
Smith (1-3) allowed six earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four across five innings to take the loss Saturday against the Twins.
Smith was taken deep twice, once by Eddie Rosario and once by Max Kepler, and only held the Twins scoreless in two of his five innings. Since turning in a quality start against Detroit on July 24, Smith has allowed 11 earned runs in his last two starts, spanning just nine innings. He has had limited success at the major-league level as a starter, making him an option in only exceptionally deep leagues.
Smith (1-2) surrendered five runs on five hits and three walks while fanning four across four innings as he took the loss Sunday against the Yankees.
Smith struggled throughout his fourth start of the 2018 campaign, as he allowed two runs in the first inning, one in the fourth and two more in the fifth prior to exiting with a five-run deficit. The 28-year-old right-hander was coming off an excellent outing versus Detroit (two runs allowed over 6.1 innings), but he didn't appear to have his best stuff against a tough Yankees lineup. Smith owns a 6.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP with 55 strikeouts through 54 innings this season.
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