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Bud Smith | Starting Pitcher

Team: Minnesota Twins
Age / DOB:  (34) / 10/23/1979
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Bud Smith threw two hitless innings yesterday in his debut for Triple-A Rochester.
Smith is just 25, but his shoulder woeshave most likely robbed him of a future as a long-term No. 3 starter in the majors. He's not going to have an easy time earning a promotion while in the Twins organization. Fri, May 6, 2005 04:18:00 PM
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Bud Smith, out since early April with a sore shoulder, pitched two scoreless innings for Single-A Clearwater yesterday.

If Smith can stay healthy for a few weeks, he'll move back up to Triple-A. It's unlikely that he'll see time in the majors this year.
Mon, Jun 21, 2004 04:17:00 PM

Bud Smith, who's been on the minor league DL since early April with a sore shoulder, is set to start pitching in extended spring training.

Smith doesn't appear likely to help the Phillies this season.
Sun, May 30, 2004 03:16:00 PM

Bud Smith was placed on Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's disabled list because of a sore left shoulder.

There was no indication of when Smith might return. He felt soreness in his surgically repaired shoulder after his first start.
Sat, Apr 17, 2004 03:39:00 PM

Bud Smith felt some pain in his surgically repaired shoulder after his first start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Smith is scheduled to pitch again tomorrow, but it appears likely that he'll be scratched.
Wed, Apr 14, 2004 04:42:00 PM

Phillies sent LHP Bud Smith outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

It's hard to believe no one wanted to take a chance on Smith, especially after the Phillies talked him up when they waived him. His velocity is still well down following shoulder surgery, but lefties with No. 3-starter upside don't become available every day. One of the non-contending teams should have picked him up.
Sat, Mar 27, 2004 02:51:00 PM

Phillies designated LHP Bud Smith for assignment.

Tactical error. Smith is out of options and wasn't going to make the team, but if the Phillies waited until the roster deadline, they might have been able to slip him through waivers. There's no way that's going to happen now. If the Padres don't claim him, the Pirates should.
Wed, Mar 24, 2004 05:59:00 PM

Bud Smith took a loss for the Phillies today, giving up three runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Red Sox.

Smith is competing for a spot in the Philadelphia bullpen after recovering from shoulder surgery. He might be a sleeper in 2005, but not much should be expected from him this year.
Mon, Mar 8, 2004 09:51:00 PM

Although the situation could change, the Phillies currently believe that have just two bullpen spots open for Bud Smith, David Coggin, Geoff Geary, Josh Hancock, Ryan Madson, Amaury Telemaco and Victor Alvarez.

Smith, Coggin and Telemaco are out of options, which should prove to be an advantage for them come crunch time. Madson, who was expected to be the Phillies' fifth starter before the Eric Milton acquisition, will probably return to Triple-A as a starting pitcher. The same goes for Hancock.
Mon, Feb 23, 2004 04:37:00 AM

Bud Smith has undergone another shoulder surgery and is done for the season.

At this point, Smith probably has to be considered a longshot to become a quality starter in the majors. Then again, the same thing could have been said about Gil Meche a year ago. Smith wasn't that bad when he was able to pitch this year, going 2-1 with a 4.07 ERA, 50 H and 36/19 K/BB 55 1/3 IP between Single-A Clearwater and Double-A Reading.
Fri, Jul 11, 2003 05:23:00 PM

Bud Smith returned from Double-A Reading's disabled list yesterday and allowed two runs in 3 1/3 innings.

Smith, who is making his way back from shoulder surgery, had been out with stiffness in the shoulder.
Sat, May 31, 2003 06:13:00 PM

Bud Smith has been placed on Double-A Reading's disabled list with shoulder stiffness.

Smith, who is making his way back from shoulder surgery, isn't expected to miss more than two starts. The left-hander has a 4.10 ERA in five starts for Reading.
Wed, May 21, 2003 05:39:00 PM

Bud Smith made his first start for Double-A Reading yesterday and gave up six runs in six innings.

Smith had a 1.47 ERA in 18 1/3 innings for Single-A Clearwater. He'll probably make a couple of more starts for Reading before moving up to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Fri, Apr 25, 2003 03:50:00 PM

Bud Smith tossed four shutout innings yesterday in his second appearance for Single-A Clearwater.

Smith and Ryan Madson are pitching for Clearwater as they recover from arm injuries. They'll both be promoted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre once they Phillies decide they are ready. Madson is expected to move up first, even though Smith (1 ER, 2 H 7 Ks in 6 2/3 IP) has been more effective thus far.
Thu, Apr 10, 2003 04:06:00 PM

Phillies optioned LHP Bud Smith to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and reassigned catcher Jeremy Salazar to minor league camp.

Smith will continue his rehab from a torn labrum in the minors.
Thu, Mar 27, 2003 10:09:00 PM

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