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Joe Smith | Relief Pitcher | #38

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (32) / 3/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Wright State
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (0) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Joe Smith (hamstring) tossed a perfect inning Sunday in his first minor league rehab appearance with High-A Inland Empire.
Smith, out since June 4 with a lingering hamstring injury, struck out one batter and needed just eight pitches to get through the inning. He's slated to make another appearance on Wednesday before rejoining the Angels. Jun 27 - 11:22 PM

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Joe Smith (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday.

Smith is close to returning from a strained hamstring he suffered in early June. If all goes well, Smith should be back in the Angels' pen sometime next week. He'll serve as the bridge to closer Huston Street.
Jun 25 - 8:01 PM

Joe Smith (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as early as Sunday.

He's hoping to be activated for the start of the Angels' 10-game road trip that begins on July 1. Smith threw off a mound on Thursday for the second time since straining his left hamstring earlier this month. The right-hander will return to a setup role ahead of closer Huston Street.
Jun 23 - 11:03 PM

Joe Smith (hamstring) is expected to throw a bullpen session in the next day or two.

Smith was placed on the disabled list earlier this month due to a nagging left hamstring injury, but he's finally feeling some improvement. There's no clear timetable for his return, but he could progress quickly if he feels good this week.
Jun 20 - 8:52 PM

Joe Smith (hamstring) has yet to resume throwing off a mound.

He is making progress, though, according to Angels manager Mike Scioscia. "It’s calmed down a little bit," Scioscia said. "They have a better idea of what they are dealing with. We are hoping shortly he’ll turn the corner on this."
Jun 17 - 10:53 AM

Angels placed RHP Jose Smith on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain.

Smith acknowledged over the weekend that he's been dealing with hamstring discomfort for over 2 1/2 weeks, and the Angels will finally get him some extended rest. He filled in admirably at closer while Huston Street was sidelined and holds a 3.91 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in 25 1/3 innings this season. It shouldn't be too long of an absence.
Jun 7 - 3:51 PM

Joe Smith (hamstring) is unavailable for Monday's game against the Yankees.

Smith recently revealed that he has been dealing with hamstring discomfort for the past two and a half weeks, but hoped to avoid a stint on the disabled list. The Angels will soon face a decision on the matter.
Jun 6 - 5:01 PM

Joe Smith admitted Saturday that he has been dealing with hamstring discomfort for the past 2 1/2 weeks, but is determined not to land on the disabled list.

Smith filled in admirably while Huston Street was sidelined earlier in the season, but has struggled a bit in recent weeks. For the season, he sports a 3.91 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 17/11 K/BB ratio over 25 1/3 innings.
Jun 4 - 8:17 PM

Joe Smith issued a walk but hung on to capture his sixth save of the season in Monday's win over the Rangers.

Protecting a two-run lead, Smith walked Elvis Andrus to lead off the ninth inning, but he got a couple flyouts and a strikeout to end it. It was a nice bounce-back showing after Smith gave up a three-run homer in a blown save over the weekend. Huston Street (hamstring) is due back soon, but Smith will continue to close for the Halos until then.
May 23 - 11:47 PM

Joe Smith surrendered a three-run home run to Matt Wieters in the ninth inning of Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Orioles.

The Angels were on the verge of picking up a beautifully pitched 1-0 win when Smith came on for the ninth inning save. After he recorded the first two outs without issue, matters escalated at alarming speeds. Chris Davis started the comeback with a single. Smith, himself, then helped out matters for the O's by walking Mark Trumbo. After the walk, the closer looked visibly frustrated with himself and drew a mound visit from catcher Jett Bandy. Said meeting did not help, as Matt Wieters proceeded to rock a three-run homer deep into the California night. This was Smith's second blown save of the season. Huston Street is expected to be ready to return from his oblique injury and retake the ninth inning by early June.
May 22 - 1:24 AM

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Angels may dangle Joe Smith as trade bait this summer.

Smith is entering a contract year and the Angels would prefer to get something for him before he enters free agency. The Angels have struggled this year and could be a seller at the trade deadline if things continue to go south. Right now, Smith is keeping the closer role warm for Huston Street, who is out with an oblique injury.
Source: Fox Sports
May 7 - 8:54 PM

Joe Smith earned his second save of the season Wednesday in the Angels' 7-3 defeat of the Brewers.

Smith worked both the eighth and ninth Wednesday afternoon in Milwaukee, yielding just one hit and striking out two. He carries huge fantasy potential while Huston Street (oblique) is out, and Street could be out a while.
May 4 - 5:20 PM

Joe Smith is expected to fill in at closer for the Angels while Huston Street recovers from an oblique strain.

Street suffered the strain during his warmup throws Wednesday and could be sidelined for over a month. Smith was used in the ninth inning Wednesday night against the Royals and converted his first save of the 2016 season with a scoreless frame. The right-hander is an obvious must-add in standard fantasy leagues.
Apr 28 - 1:35 AM

Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday that he'll probably use Joe Smith (ankle) as his closer or in the eighth inning "to get out of something."

Smith made big strides with his sprained left ankle the last few days and will be available out of the bullpen starting on Wednesday. With Huston Street (groin) done for the regular season, Smith is the obvious option to step in as the closer as long as he's healthy. He should be scooped up in fantasy leagues if you're hoping for a couple extra saves down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Joe Smith (ankle) expects to be available to pitch Wednesday.

Smith threw a 17-pitch bullpen session Tuesday and also went through fielding drills with no issues. He's been sidelined since September 17 with a sprained left ankle but now could see some save chances with Huston Street (groin) out of commission.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 06:37:00 PM

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C1Carlos Perez
2Geovany Soto
3Jett Bandy
1B1C.J. Cron
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Gregorio Petit
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Cliff Pennington
3B1Yunel Escobar
2Jefry Marte
LF1Daniel Nava
2Craig Gentry
3Shane Robinson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Hector Santiago
3C.J. Wilson
4Andrew Heaney
5Jhoulys Chacin
6Garrett Richards
7Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Fernando Salas
4Cory Rasmus
5Jose Alvarez
6Mike Morin
7Cam Bedrosian
8Deolis Guerra
9A.J. Achter
10J.C. Ramirez