Smith (shoulder) cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
The lefty will remain in the Angels' organization after being designated for assignment earlier in the week. Smith will miss the entire 2018 season after undergoing shoulder surgery. He was limited to just four total appearances in the minors last year.
No surprises here, as Smith was ruled out for the 2018 season after undergoing shoulder surgery earlier in the offseason. His original timeline for recovery was 12-14 months, which puts him in line to enter the 2019 season at full health.
Smith will miss the entire 2018 season after undergoing shoulder surgery this week, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Smith underwent anterior capsule surgery in September as well, after dealing with forearm issues throughout the course of the 2017 campaign. A timeline for his recovery is expected to take 12-14 months, so he should be able to head into the 2019 season at full health, barring any setbacks.
Smith (forearm) has made four rehab starts in the Rookie-level AZL and is expected to return to Triple-A Salt Lake in the near future, Bill Mitchell of Baseball America reports.
The 25-year-old had an outside chance at the Angels' Opening Day roster in spring training, but Smith has been dealing with a forearm strain all season and has made only one appearance for Salt Lake.
Smith was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Monday.
Smith had an outside chance at earning the final rotation spot for the Angels, but instead he finds himself headed to Triple-A Salt Lake to start the season. The 25-year-old posted a 4.61 ERA across 26 starts at Triple-A last season, so he'll likely have to prove himself there before earning his call-up.
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