Smith signed a minor-league contract which includes an invitation to spring training with the Marlins on Wednesday.
Smith has thrown 158.1 innings in the majors, posting an unimpressive 5.40 ERA. The 32-year-old recorded career bests in strikeout rate (20.9 percent) and walk rate (5.8 percent) in 31.0 frames for the Red Sox last season but still struggled to a 5.81 ERA.
Smith refused an assignment to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday and elected free agency, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
The 32-year-old exercised his right to refuse an assignment, though it's far from guaranteed that he's able to sign a major-league deal this offseason. He struggled to a 5.81 ERA in 31 innings for the Red Sox this season.
Smith was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.
Boston cleared a spot on the 40-man roster by demoting Smith to the minors. He struggled in the majors during the 2019 campaign, finishing with a 5.81 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with a 29:8 K:BB over 31 frames.
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to Tuesday's game against the Phillies.
The Red Sox will summon a fresh bullpen arm ahead of this two-game interleague series. Smith has given up eight earned runs in nine innings (two appearances) at Triple-A since his last stint in the majors. Travis Lakins was sent down in a corresponding move.
The Red Sox optioned Smith to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.
During his latest stint with the big club, Smith worked four innings in long relief during his lone appearance in Saturday's doubleheader with the Yankees, giving up a run on four hits and a walk in the outing. The Red Sox will replace him in the bullpen with a fresh long-relief arm in Ryan Weber, who was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket ahead of Sunday's series finale.
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Smith has been at Pawtucket since being optioned in late June but rejoins the Red Sox with Heath Hembree (elbow) landing on the injured list. Smith has a 5.40 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 19:5 K:BB across 18.1 big-league innings this season.
The Red Sox optioned Smith to Triple-A Pawtucket on Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Smith will head back to the farm to clear a spot on the active roster for Steven Wright, whose 80-game suspension came to an end following Monday's 6-5 win over the White Sox. During his latest stint with the big club, Smith appeared twice out of the bullpen, logging four innings and giving up one run while striking out seven.
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Hector Velazquez (back) was sent back to the injured list in a corresponding move, allowing Smith to rejoin the Red Sox just two days after returning to the minors. In eight appearances for the big club this season, Smith owns a 6.28 ERA, 1.67 WHIP and 12:4 K:BB in 14.1 innings.
The Red Sox optioned Smith to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Boston no longer had a need to keep Smith around as a long-relief option after Hector Velazquez (back) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list ahead of Monday's series opener in Minnesota. During his latest stint with the big club, Smith appeared in three games and gave up four runs (two earned) across three frames.
Smith got the save against the Rangers on Thursday, working around a walk to toss a scoreless ninth inning and lock down a 7-6 victory for the Red Sox. He struck one.
It was the first save of Smith's major-league career, as he successfully protected a one-run lead in this contest after getting recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday. This could be an indication the Red Sox are planning on using Smith out of the bullpen, although he has made two spot starts this season. Either way, Smith has struggled in his time with the big club in 2019, sporting a 5.84 ERA in 12.1 innings.
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Smith will take the roster spot of Darwinzon Hernandez, who was sent to Double-A Portland following his spot start Tuesday, though it remains to be seen whether the right-hander will initially slot into the bullpen or starting rotation. The Red Sox are in need of a fifth starter Sunday, and Smith is a candidate to fill that role after making a spot start for Boston last weekend (allowing four runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out three in four innings against the Rays). Brian Johnson (elbow) is also an option to start for the Red Sox on Sunday.
Smith was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket following his spot start in the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with the Rays.
The Red Sox required a six-man rotation last week due to the twin bill, resulting in Smith moving up to the big club as the 26th man for the doubleheader. Smith ended up taking the loss after serving up four runs on seven hits and one walk in four innings, with Boston apparently deeming him unworthy of another turn in the rotation. After the Red Sox sent the struggling Ryan Weber back to Triple-A a couple days prior to Smith's demotion, Double-A Portland pitcher Darwinzon Hernandez now looks like the leading candidate to join the big-league rotation the next time a fifth starter is needed Tuesday against the Rangers.
Smith (0-2) gave up four runs over four innings and was saddled with the loss in the first game of a doubleheader against Tampa Bay on Saturday. He allowed seven hits and one walk while striking out three.
Smith gave up all four runs in the second inning, with most of the damage coming from a Travis d'Arnaud three-run homer. The 31-year-old was making his first start of the season although he had made three prior relief appearances. He now holds a 6.35 ERA and 1.59 WHIP along with a 9:3 K:BB.
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket prior to his start Saturday in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Rays, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
The 31-year-old journeyman has a 4.23 FIP and 41:10 K:BB in 31 innings with Pawtucket. In his lone MLB start this year, he gave up four runs in 3.1 innings against the Orioles. He was called up as the 26th man and will likely be sent back to Triple-A after this start.
Smith has been confirmed as the starter for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports.
Smith will serve as a starter during his upcoming stint in the big leagues, and he figures to be sent back to Triple-A Pawtucket following his outing, assuming he's being brought up as the 26th man. David Price is set to start the nightcap.
Smith will be called up from Triple-A Pawtucket for Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
Smith worked as both a starter and a reliever during his stint with the Red Sox in May and allowed four runs on eight hits across 7.1 innings. The 31-year-old could make a quick return to Pawtucket after Saturday's twin bill, assuming he's set to serve as the 26th man.
Smith was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Smith was called up April 26 and made four appearances with the big-league club, managing a 4.91 ERA with six strikeouts across 7.1 innings. His demotion will open a roster spot for David Price (elbow) to be activated for Monday's start.
Smith is expected to be available in relief Saturday against the Astros with the Red Sox naming Hector Velazquez the starter for the contest, NESN.com reports.
Smith made a spot start for the Red Sox back on May 6, but his lone appearance since then came in relief last weekend against the Mariners. He worked behind Velazquez in that game and could do so again Saturday with Velazquez having maxed out at only 63 pitches this season. The Red Sox currently have only four healthy starters in their rotation, but it doesn't look like Smith will have an opportunity to fill out the fifth spot with David Price (elbow) slated to return from the 10-day injured list Monday.
Smith (0-1) took the loss against the Orioles on Monday, giving up four earned runs on five hits over 3.1 innings in a 4-1 defeat for the Red Sox. He struck out three and walked two.
Making his first start of the season, Smith was hit with the loss against the Orioles after giving up a second-inning grand slam to Jonathan Villar that accounted for all the runs against him. Despite his 5.26 career ERA at the big-league level, Smith may be asked to stick around for a couple more turns in the rotation, given the injuries to David Price (elbow) and Nathan Eovaldi (elbow).
Smith has been named the starting pitcher for Monday's game against the Orioles, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Smith will get the nod for Monday's series opener after his last scheduled start was postponed due to weather. He's made one other appearance this season for Boston, striking out one over a scoreless inning Friday against the White Sox. The 31-year-old right-hander, who's delivered a 3.78 ERA with 23 strikeouts and just five walks in 16.2 innings, hasn't yet been hinted for a potential second start Sunday versus Seattle.
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