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Will Smith | Relief Pitcher | #13

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 265
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Gulf Coast (FL) CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 7 (0) / LAA
Contract: view contract details

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Will Smith will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow next week.
A pair of doctors recommended it, and Smith has decided to go under the knife now rather than risk a failed rehab attempt that could delay his start to 2018. Dr. Neal ElAttrache will perform the operation in Los Angeles. Smith is under team control through 2019. Mar 24 - 2:25 PM

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Both Dr. Ken Akizuki in San Francisco and Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles have recommended that Will Smith (elbow) undergo Tommy John surgery.

Smith won't officially decide until sometime on Friday, but it's easy to see where this is headed. The left-handed reliever has dealt with an elbow issue for much of camp and had a setback in a game earlier this week. Steven Okert, Josh Osich and Ty Blach could be needed later in the games for the Giants now with Smith slated to miss the season.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Mar 24 - 8:15 AM

Will Smith (elbow) will seek a second opinion from Dr. Neal El-Attrache.

An MRI taken earlier this week confirmed that Smith has a sprain and strain in his left elbow. Tommy John surgery is a very real possibility, but before Smith makes the decision to undergo the serious procedure, he is keeping his options open. His check-up with Dr. El-Attrache should help clarify what course of action the reliever will take moving forward. Prior to being diagnosed with the elbow injury, Smith was expected to act as a setup man to Mark Melancon.
Mar 22 - 7:04 PM

An MRI has confirmed that Will Smith has a sprain and strain in his left elbow.

The next step for the reliever hasn't been decided yet, but Tommy John surgery is certainly a distinct possibility. It would obviously mean the end of the season for Smith, who is under team control through 2019. It's certainly a big blow to a Giants bullpen that was counting on Smith to be a setup man.
Mar 21 - 7:27 PM

Will Smith will go for a second opinion due to concern over the ulnar collateral ligament in his elbow.

Uh oh. Smith aggravated a left elbow injury during Monday's Cactus League appearance and it sounds like he could be facing the possibility of Tommy John surgery. Either way, he's facing an extended absence. There should be more clarity on his status soon.
Mar 21 - 12:43 PM

Will Smith will undergo an MRI after aggravating his left elbow injury during a Cactus League appearance Monday.

Smith was making his second appearance since returning from an elbow injury that he first suffered at the beginning of camp. Obviously this is ominous news, and even if the MRI doesn't reveal anything too serious you'd have to think a disabled list stint is in order. Smith had been set to enter the season as one of the Giants' top setup men.
Mar 20 - 7:06 PM

Will Smith departed a Cactus League appearance Monday with an apparent injury.

Smith deflected a grounder with his bare hand and then stayed in to record two outs before then walking off the mound with a trainer. The left-hander was making his second appearance since returning from an elbow injury, so it certainly could be related to that, as well. The Giants should have more on his status shortly.
Mar 20 - 6:38 PM

Will Smith (elbow) made his Cactus League debut with a scoreless inning on Friday.

Smith has dealt with inflammation in his pitching elbow in camp but thinks he's back on track now. He should be fine for Opening Day and will open the year as one of Mark Melancon's setup men.
Mar 19 - 3:18 PM

Will Smith (elbow) said Thursday that he expects to be ready for the start of the 2017 season.

Smith was shut down 10 days ago with inflammation in his pitching elbow, but the lefty reliever recently resumed throwing on flat ground and has experienced no renewed discomfort. He should make his Cactus League debut sometime in mid-March, and it won't take him more than a handful of appearances to get prepared for the regular season.
Mar 2 - 12:06 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Will Smith (elbow) will resume throwing off flat ground in a day or two.

Smith was shut down with elbow inflammation earlier this week but it doesn't appear to be a long-term issue. As of now, there's no concern about his status for Opening Day. The left-hander holds a 2.95 ERA over his last two seasons.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Feb 25 - 6:45 PM

Will Smith has been shut down with left elbow inflammation.

The MRI came back clean, but the Giants plan to back off him for the next week. Giants manager Bruce Bochy is still confident he'll be ready for the start of the season, but he can't afford any significant setbacks. Smith posted a 2.95 ERA in 26 appearances after being acquired from the Brewers last August and will pitch in a set-up role if healthy in 2017.
Feb 22 - 12:20 PM

Giants and LHP Will Smith avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.5 million contract.

Smith put up a 3.35 ERA and 48/18 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 relief innings for the Brewers and Giants last season. He was arbitration-eligible for the second time.
Jan 13 - 4:10 PM

Giants acquired LHP Will Smith from the Brewers for RHP Phil Bickford and C Andrew Susac.

It's a high price -- Bickford was considered the Giants' best pitching prospect -- but that has been a theme for elite-level relief arms leading up to the August 1 trade deadline. Smith was sporting a 3.68 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 22/9 K/BB ratio in 22 innings since returning in June from a torn LCL. He had a 2.70 ERA in 63 1/3 innings last year. As a Super Two qualifier, the 27-year-old southpaw carries three more seasons of arbitration eligibility.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Will Smith has been traded to the Giants, per Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports.

Milwaukee will receive catcher Andrew Susac and pitching prospect Phil Bickford in return. Smith, a 27-year-old lefty reliever, has registered a 3.68 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 22/9 K/BB ratio in 22 innings since returning in June from a torn LCL. He had a 2.70 ERA in 63 1/3 innings last year. Smith carries three more years of arbitration eligibility.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 02:28:00 PM

According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, the Giants have scouted Brewers relievers Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress in their ongoing search for bullpen help.

Crasnick says the Giants are also showing interest in Phillies relievers Jeanmar Gomez and David Hernandez. San Francisco has been tied to Yankees stars Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller, but the feeling is the Cubs and Nationals match up better there. Smith, 27, boasts a 2.12 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 17 innings since returning from a torn LCL in early June. He is under club control through 2019. Jeffress, 28, has a 2.29 ERA and 23 saves in 24 attempts as a first-year closer.
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 09:23:00 AM

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