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Greg Smith | Relief Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/22/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Phillies signed LHP Greg Smith to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Smith hasn't made an appearance in the major leagues since the 2010 season, when he posted a rough 6.23 ERA, 1.87 WHIP and 31/24 K/BB ratio in 39 innings with the Rockies. He is doubtful to climb his way to Philadelphia this year. Mon, May 6, 2013 11:33:00 AM

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Blue Jays signed LHP Greg Smith to a minor league contract.

Smith, who will turn 29 in a few days, posted a 4.05 ERA over 28 games -- 27 starts -- at Triple-A with the Angels in 2012. He hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 10:41:00 AM

Angels signed LHP Greg Smith to a minor league contract.

It's not clear whether he's been given a spring training invite. Smith spent all of 2011 at Triple-A in the Yankees and Red Sox organizations, posting a 4.52 ERA over 17 games -- 14 starts. The 28-year-old was once a decent prospect but is organizational filler at this point.
Fri, Feb 3, 2012 12:59:00 PM

Red Sox signed LHP Greg Smith to a minor league contract.

Smith was evidently released by the Yankees earlier this week and signed on quickly with Boston, tossing seven innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Pawtucket Friday. He'll provide left-handed organizational depth but is unlikely to make it up to the big club. It's been a precipitous fall for the 27-year-old lefty, as just three years ago Smith was one of the key pieces dealt from Oakland to Colorado in the Matt Holliday deal.
Sat, Aug 20, 2011 10:01:00 AM

Yankees signed LHP Greg Smith to a minor league contract.

Smith was released by the Rockies following spring training. The 27-year-old left-hander posted a 6.23 ERA and 31/24 K/BB ratio over eight starts with Colorado last season. He will report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Mon, Jun 13, 2011 07:35:00 PM

Rockies released LHP Greg Smith.

Smith opened the 2010 season near the top of the Rockies' starting rotation, but he posted a 6.23 ERA over eight starts and the Colorado coaching staff eventually gave up. He wasn't able to earn his way back this spring.
Tue, Apr 5, 2011 09:24:00 AM

Rockies optioned LHP Greg Smith to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

According to Rockies manager Jim Tracy, Smith will continue to work as a starting pitcher in the minor leagues. The 26-year-old left-hander went 1-2 with a 6.23 ERA over eight starts with the big club.
Thu, May 27, 2010 01:26:00 PM

Greg Smith will start against the Astros on Wednesday.

The Rockies needed a spot-starter as a result of Saturday's double-header, so Smith will get the call. The left-hander is 1-2 with a 6.35 ERA and 1.85 WHIP over seven starts this season.
Mon, May 17, 2010 06:44:00 PM

The Rockies may turn back to Greg Smith for a spot-start Wednesday.

The Rockies' schedule has been thrown out of whack in the past few days due to rainouts and injuries, and an emergency starter is needed for Wednesday's game against the Astros. Smith had a 6.35 ERA and a 1.85 WHIP over seven starts before he was relegated to the bullpen last week. He's probably not worth trying in mixed leagues, even against the light-hitting Astros.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, May 17, 2010 09:35:00 AM

Greg Smith is set to move from the Rockies' rotation to their bullpen after the arrival of starters Jason Hammel and Jeff Francis.

Smith hasn't been outstanding as a starter, but isn't the worst replacement starter we've ever seen. The Rockies can certainly do with an improvement on the 6.35 ERA and 1.85 WHIP he gave them over his seven starts, but if Francis or Hammel prove to be worse, Smith can always move back into the starting spot.
Source: MLB.com
Sat, May 15, 2010 11:47:00 AM

Greg Smith was yanked after giving up six runs in the first inning Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks.

The Rockies have little choice but to stick with Smith for now with three starters on the DL, but he’s been quite a disappointment after a strong spring. He has a 7.33 ERA, and he’s allowed six homers in 23 1/3 innings.
Wed, Apr 28, 2010 07:36:00 PM

Greg Smith yielded two runs over seven innings in an 11-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night.

Smith scattered six hits -- including a home run -- while walking two and striking out eight, two shy of his career-high. He also doubled and drove in two runs. It was his first win since September 6. 2008 as a member of the Athletics. The left-hander has a 5.25 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 13/4 K/BB ratio over his first two starts. He'll likely get a couple more turns until Jeff Francis is ready to return from the disabled list.
Tue, Apr 13, 2010 11:56:00 PM

Greg Smith yielded five runs in five innings in Tuesday's 7-5 loss to the Brewers.

Smith had a great spring and pushed his way into Colorado's early-season rotation, but he was hit hard by Milwaukee, allowing two home runs and taking the loss. The left-hander missed most of last year after coming over from the A’s in the Matt Holliday trade, so rough patches are to be expected.
Tue, Apr 6, 2010 11:31:00 PM

Greg Smith tossed four shutout innings in a win over the Dodgers on Tuesday.

He's been one of the more pleasant surprises this spring, posting a 1.50 ERA and 18/6 K/BB ratio over 18 innings of work. The forgotten man in the Matt Holliday trade, Smith doesn't fit in the Rockies' rotation right now, but it's possible they could decide to keep him as a reliever.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 07:08:00 PM

Greg Smith yielded one run in five innings and struck out six Friday in the Rockies' 10-4 win over the Athletics.

Smith isn’t going to make the Rockies unless an injury strikes, but he’s certainly given the team more confidence that he can serve as a viable rotation alternative. The left-hander missed most of last year after coming over from the A’s in the Matt Holliday trade.
Fri, Mar 19, 2010 07:07:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
3Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
3Freddy Galvis
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Maikel Franco
3Cesar Hernandez
LF1Domonic Brown
2Grady Sizemore
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2A.J. Burnett
3Kyle Kendrick
4David Buchanan
5Jerome Williams
6Cliff Lee
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Cesar Jimenez
9Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
10Luis Garcia