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Ryan Rowland-Smith | Relief Pitcher

Team: International Player
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/26/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 250
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com reports that Ryan Rowland-Smith has signed with the EDA Rhinos in Taiwan.
Rowland-Smith made it up to the majors briefly in 2014 for the first time since 2010, posting a 4.91 ERA over six appearances for the D'Backs. The left-hander turned 32 last month. Feb 16 - 11:14 PM

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Ryan Rowland-Smith opted out of a minor league deal with the Reds on Saturday.

Rowland-Smith had only made six appearances in the bigs this season. The 31-year old lefty had posted a 4.91 ERA in seven and a third major league innings.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 05:11:00 PM

Reds signed LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith to a minor league contract.

The 31-year-old southpaw appeared in six games with the Diamondbacks this season, posting a 4.91 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 9/4 K/BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings. He'll provide organizational bullpen depth for the Reds.
Sat, Jun 28, 2014 08:43:00 AM

Blue Jays released LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith.

Rowland-Smith had allowed eight earned runs in 14 innings at Triple-A Buffalo. The 31-year-old left-hander hasn't been an effective major league pitcher since 2008.
Thu, Jun 12, 2014 12:49:00 PM

Blue Jays signed LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith to a minor league contract.

The deal includes an opt-out clause on June 1. Rowland-Smith was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks last week after posting a 4.91 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 9/4 K/BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 02:37:00 PM

LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith cleared waivers and has elected to become a free agent.

The Diamondbacks designated Rowland-Smith for assignment on Friday to clear space on the 40-man roster for Cody Ross. The lefty allowed four runs in 7 1/3 innings, striking out nine and walking four. The 31-year-old should draw some interest from teams with bullpen deficiencies.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 03:25:00 PM

Diamondbacks designated LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith for assignment.

The 31-year-old left-hander was moved to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Cody Ross who was activated from the disabled list. He appeared in six games this season, posting a 4.91 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 9/4 K/BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings. He could generate interest from other teams in need of bullpen depth.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 07:08:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith from Triple-A Reno.

The 31-year-old southpaw earned a spot in the D'Backs Opening Day bullpen after tossing seven scoreless innings with a 0.81 WHIP in Cactus League play.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014 04:07:00 PM

Diamondbacks signed LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Rowland-Smith hasn't made an appearance in a major league game since 2010, but the 30-year-old lefty posted a 1.55 ERA and 45/15 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings this past season at Triple-A Pawtucket (a Red Sox affiliate). He'll try to make Arizona's Opening Day bullpen.
Mon, Nov 18, 2013 08:45:00 AM

Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com reports that Ryan Rowland-Smith has three standing offers and is expected to sign with a team soon.

The offers are undoubtedly of the minor league variety. Rowland-Smith, 30, hasn't appeared in the majors since 2010, but he's coming off a terrific season at Triple-A with the Red Sox, having put up a 1.55 ERA and 45/15 K/BB ratio across 52 1/3 frames.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Ryan Rowland-Smith has decided not to opt out of his minor league contract with the Red Sox at this time.

Rowland-Smith boasts a 1.58 ERA and 42/14 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 relief innings for Triple-A Pawtucket, so he could have drawn some interest had he opted out. The 30-year-old will stay put for now but can change his mind at any time.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 08:16:00 PM

Red Sox signed LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith to a minor league contract.

Rowland-Smith spent last season with the Cubs' Triple-A affiliate, where he posted a 3.94 ERA over 30 appearances (eight starts). He hasn't been in the majors since 2010 and should continue to serve as organizational depth.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013 07:17:00 PM

Ryan Rowland-Smith is scheduled to throw for major league teams on Wednesday in Peoria, Arizona.

Rowland-Smith is hoping to get invited to a major league camp. The 30-year-old left-hander hasn't pitched in the bigs since 2010, when he posted an ugly 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 109 1/3 innings with the Mariners.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 10:35:00 AM

Cubs signed LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith to a minor league contract.

The 29-year-old left-hander failed to reach the major leagues last year with Houston and had a brutal 6.75 ERA in 109 1/3 innings with the Mariners in 2010. He will function as organizational relief depth for the Cubs.
Thu, Feb 2, 2012 07:05:00 PM

Astros re-signed LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith to a minor league contract.

Rowland-Smith was designated for assignment by Houston at the end of spring training and elected free agency, but he drew little interest and is now back with the organization. He'll try to climb his way out of Triple-A.
Mon, Apr 4, 2011 03:31:00 PM

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