Smith has signed a one-year, $500,000 contract with the Kiwoom Heroes of the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO), Dan Kurtz of MyKBO.net reports.
Smith has posted a career 5.60 ERA while logging 184.2 major-league innings since 2015. The right-hander, who most recently hurled 26.1 frames for the Marlins in 2020, will now head overseas to pitch for Kiwoom.
Smith (finger) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list and outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday.
Smith missed the final few days of the regular season due to a fractured nail, and he's now expected to test free agency following his removal from the 40-man roster. The 33-year-old made 16 appearances (one start) during his first season with the Marlins in 2020, posting a 6.84 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 26.1 innings.
Smith was placed on the 10-day injured list with a fractured nail Thursday.
Smith struggled mightily in Wednesday's outing, and his injury could have contributed to his lack of results. The right-hander will be sidelined at least 10 days as a result. He'd be eligible to return if the Marlins advance to the National League Division Series. Smith posted a 6.84 ERA and 1.67 WHIP over 26.1 innings spanning 16 appearances (one start) during the regular season.
Smith (1-1) allowed five runs on five hits (one home run) while striking out one through an inning of work Wednesday as he was handed the loss against the Braves.
Smith entered the game to begin the fourth in relief of Sixto Sanchez. The 33-year-old retired two of the first three batters he faced before allowing three straight singles which resulted in two runs for the Braves to put them up 6-4. It did not end there as Smith would serve up a three-run blast to Dansby Swanson to cap off a five-run inning. The right-hander has had a rough season as he owns a 6.84 ERA and 18:11 K:BB with 33 hits allowed in 26.1 innings of work.
Smith (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings, allowing just three hits and striking out one to earn the win over the Mets in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
Smith relieved starter Trevor Rogers to begin the fifth inning, putting him in position for the win. The 33-year-old Smith has pitched multiple innings in four of his eight outings this season. He has a 2.25 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and eight strikeouts through 12 innings. While he has a save this year, Smith is unlikely to factor into late-inning duties often.
Smith allowed one walk and struck out two in a scoreless inning to earn the save Wednesday against the Blue Jays.
Smith entered the game in the 10th inning with a three-run lead and closed out the contest to earn his first save. Brandon Kintzler, the team's primary closer to this point, worked in the ninth inning in a tied game, which opened the opportunity for Smith to close the contest. It's unlikely Smith will see many more save chances, though he has proven to be a versatile piece of the Marlins' pitching staff to this point, also working as an opener on Aug. 5.
Smith will start Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
Smith had his contract selected by the Marlins on Tuesday and will make his debut with the club as the starter for the nightcap. The 32-year-old is unlikely to carry a traditional starter's workload with Miami expected to have a bullpen game.
Smith had his contracted selected Tuesday and has been promoted to the Marlins' big-league roster, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
Smith has seen big-league action in parts of the 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 seasons with the Reds, A's and Red Sox, with his best ratios coming in 2016, when he had a 4.68 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with the Reds. He can start and relieve, and he will probably be counted upon to provide multiple innings when he's in there.
Smith is part of the Marlins' 60-man player pool, Craig Mish of SportsGrid.com reports.
The 32-year-old righty was in camp on a minor-league deal. He has pitched in the majors in four of the last five seasons (career 5.40 ERA) and could provide bullpen depth in this shortened season.
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.
|Last 7 Games|
|09/23||@ ATL||L 4-9||1||1.0||5||5||0||1|
|09/18||vs WAS||L 0-5||2.0||0||0||0||2|
|09/16||vs BOS||W 8-4||2.0||2||1||0||2|
|09/12||vs PHI||L 6-12||1.2||4||5||2||2|
|09/09||@ ATL||L 9-29||1.1||4||4||0||0|
|09/07||@ ATL||W 5-4||1.2||2||0||1||0|
|09/01||vs TOR||W 3-2||4.0||3||1||2||3|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2013||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||160.0||28||28||0||11||9||0||139||50||148||3.26||1.238|
|2015||AA-Pensacola Blue Wahoo||56.0||9||9||1||5||4||0||53||9||51||3.05||1.071|
|2018||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||74.0||18||10||0||5||6||1||76||16||75||4.13||1.230|
|2019||AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox||67.1||13||12||1||5||3||0||70||20||82||5.50||1.520|