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Will Smith | Relief Pitcher | #13

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 (elbow) will not be a full participant at the beginning of spring training.
Smith had Tommy John surgery last March. The reliever is hoping to be ready come Opening Day, but he'll be behind the other Giants pitchers when camps opens. Smith is under team control through 2019. Jan 19 - 3:10 PM

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

Smith was arbitration-eligible for the second time. He missed all of 2017 following Tommy John surgery and could get a late start to 2018.
Jan 12 - 4:03 PM

Giants activated LHP Will Smith from the 60-day disabled list.

Smith was shut down in early April due to a torn UCL in his left elbow and underwent Tommy John surgery. The left-hander is optimistic that he'll be ready for the start of the 2018 regular season.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 10:06:00 AM

Will Smith (elbow) played catch Sunday for the first time since March's Tommy John surgery.

It's the beginning of what obviously will be a long rehab process. Smith is hoping to be on the Opening Day roster next season.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 02:59:00 PM

Will Smith (elbow) said he expects to be on the Giants' active Opening Day roster in 2018.

"Hell, yeah," the rehabbing left-hander told Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle. "You never want to get too far ahead because there are always setbacks, but it’s a personal goal I’ve set for myself." Smith underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in late March and that procedure typically requires 13-15 months of rehab, but relief pitchers can sometimes get back in less than a full calendar year.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017 12:32:00 PM

Giants placed LHP Will Smith on the 60-day disabled list with a torn ulnar collateral ligament.

Smith underwent Tommy John surgery last week. He's hoping to be ready to pitch for the Giants next May.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 01:08:00 PM

Will Smith underwent successful Tommy John surgery Tuesday in Los Angeles.

He's hoping to be recovered and big-league ready by next May. The 27-year-old pitched to a 3.35 ERA over 53 outings for the Brewers and Giants last year. Smith is under team control through 2019.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 07:51:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 02:25:00 PM

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
Fri, Mar 24, 2017 08:15:00 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.
Wed, Mar 22, 2017 07:04:00 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.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 07:27:00 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.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 12:43:00 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.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 07:06:00 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.
Mon, Mar 20, 2017 06:38:00 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.
Sun, Mar 19, 2017 03:18:00 PM

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Relief Pitcher
R1Mark Melancon
2Sam Dyson
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4Will Smith
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7Steven Okert
8Josh Osich
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