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Will Smith | Relief Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/10/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Will Smith (back) is available out of the Brewers' bullpen Sunday.
Smith has dealt with a back issue in recent days but is past them now. He's struggled recently with nine runs allowed over his last five appearances. Sun, Jul 20, 2014 12:00:00 PM

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Will Smith was unavailable for Friday's game against the Nationals due to back spasms.

Manager Ron Roenicke didn't sound overly concerned about the injury, so consider the hard-throwing southpaw day-to-day.
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 10:59:00 PM

Will Smith struck out four of the five batters he faced Wednesday against the Orioles, lowering his ERA to 0.36.

Smith has allowed three runs -- one earned -- and struck out 36 in 25 1/3 innings. The strikeout total isn't a big surprise -- he fanned 43 in 33 1/3 innings last season -- but it is unexpected that he's gone this long without allowing a homer. He gave up six last year, and he's gone from playing half of his games in a bad park for homers in K.C. to a very good one in Milwaukee.
Wed, May 28, 2014 11:56:00 PM

Will Smith recorded a one-out save, his first of the year, against the Pirates on Sunday.

With one runner on and two outs, Smith was called on to face Pedro Alvarez with two outs. He needed just three pitches to fan the lefty. Through 6 1/3 innings this year, the southpaw has struck out nine while not allowing a run. He won't get many save opportunities, but Smith has emerged as a strong bullpen option for the Brewers this year.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Will Smith looked "incredible" during his last bullpen session.

There's no room for Smith the rotation following the Matt Garza signing, but that could be a good thing. The left-hander might have found a home in the bullpen last year with a 2.45 ERA and 38/6 K/BB ratio across 29 1/3 relief frames for the Royals. Smith could be used to help set up for Jim Henderson.
Fri, Feb 21, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Milwaukee's signing of Matt Garza enables the club to use left-hander Will Smith out of the bullpen, according to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal.

Smith held opponents to a .558 OPS as a reliever in Kansas City last season. The Royals swapped him to the Brewers in December for Norichika Aoki. While Milwaukee at the time toyed with the idea of converting Smith back into a starting role, they now have no pressure to do so. Smith, 24, had a 3.24 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 43/7 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings last season. Rosenthal adds that the Brewers might add one more reliever, but might prefer that Rule 5 pick LHP Wei Chung-Wang win the last bullpen spot.
Source: Fox Sports
Tue, Jan 28, 2014 09:31:00 AM

Brewers acquired LHP Will Smith from the Royals for OF Norichika Aoki.

Smith was converted to the bullpen this past year in Kansas City and flourished in that role, but the Brewers seem likely to use him as a starter because Aoki was a highly-valuable trade chip -- not the type of guy you'd deal for a reliever. Smith, 24, had a 3.24 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 43/7 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings (mostly relief) this summer for the Royals. Milwaukee has badly needed talented young pitching.
Thu, Dec 5, 2013 11:17:00 AM

Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.

He'll likely only be with the club for a couple days while Luke Hochevar is on paternity leave. Smith has posted a nice 3.27 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 23/3 K/BB ratio in 22 innings this season for the Royals.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 11:54:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.

Smith has posted a 3.27 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 23/3 K/BB ratio in 22 innings this season for Kansas City. The left-hander should be brought back in early September.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 04:45:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.

Smith owns a 3.26 ERA and 20/1 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings with the Royals this season. He'll provide some bullpen depth.
Fri, Aug 16, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.

Smith has a cool 3.26 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 20/1 K/BB ratio in 19 1/3 innings this season in the major leagues. The left-hander should be back up in September.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 03:43:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.

Smith was just sent down on Wednesday, but doesn't have to wait the minimum 10 days with Lorenzo Cain on the disabled list. He returns to a 3.26 ERA over seven appearances (one start) with the Royals.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 03:30:00 PM

Royals optioned LHP Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.

Smith was sent down to make room for Wednesday's starting pitcher, Danny Duffy. The 24-year-old has a 3.26 ERA and 20/1 K/BB ratio over 19 1/3 innings this season and should be back later this year.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 12:16:00 PM

Royals recalled LHP Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.

Smith has put up a 3.86 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 15/1 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings this year for the Royals. He'll provide a fresh bullpen arm.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 09:39:00 AM

Royals optioned LHP Will Smith to Triple-A Omaha.

Smith has posted a cool 3.86 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 15/1 K/BB ratio in 16 1/3 innings this year for the Royals. The left-hander should be back up in the bigs soon.
Mon, Jul 8, 2013 02:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Adam Lind
2Jason Rogers
2B1Scooter Gennett
SS1Jean Segura
2Hector Gomez
3B1Aramis Ramirez
2Luis Jimenez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Logan Schafer
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kyle Lohse
2Matt Garza
3Wily Peralta
4Mike Fiers
5Jimmy Nelson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jonathan Broxton
3Will Smith
4Jeremy Jeffress
5Neal Cotts
6Tyler Thornburg
7Michael Blazek
8Jim Henderson