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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
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Will Smith (elbow) is on track to be activated from the disabled list next week.
Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Smith has allowed two runs with a 9/0 K/BB ratio over 4 2/3 rehab innings to this point. He will make back-to-back appearances Wednesday and Thursday and then pitch to a batter or two Sunday before being activated if all goes well. Apr 23 - 6:52 PM

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday that reliever Will Smith (elbow) is "knocking on the door" of a return.

Smith has been pitching in rehab games in recent days, making four appearances with a 4.91 ERA between High-A and Triple-A. He underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2017. His return would be a welcome one for the Giants' bullpen.
Apr 21 - 7:56 PM

Will Smith (elbow) pitched a scoreless inning Thursday in a rehab outing for High-A San Jose.

It was Smith's first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last March. Barring any setbacks, he should be about three weeks away from joining the Giants' pen.
Apr 12 - 11:42 PM

Will Smith (elbow) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with High-A San Jose on Thursday.

Smith is expected to spend around three weeks working in minor league games, with an eye on joining the Giants' bullpen in early May. The lefty reliever needed Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last March.
Apr 11 - 12:33 PM

Will Smith (elbow) threw a 20-pitch simulated inning on Sunday.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy reports that Smith bounced back well. The southpaw is now almost exactly one year removed from his Tommy John surgery. Assuming no setbacks, Smith could be ready to return by May.
Apr 3 - 2:05 PM

Will Smith (elbow) has already thrown seven bullpen sessions.

Smith is now 11 months removed from his Tommy John surgery. There's still a long way to go and he's not sure if he'll be ready for Opening Day, but he has a good chance to contribute early on in the first half.
Feb 13 - 1:36 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Nick Hundley
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Kelby Tomlinson
SS1Brandon Crawford
3B1Evan Longoria
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hunter Pence
CF1Austin Jackson
2Gorkys Hernandez
RF1Andrew McCutchen
2Gregor Blanco
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Johnny Cueto
3Jeff Samardzija
4Chris Stratton
5Ty Blach
6Derek Holland
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Mark Melancon
2Hunter Strickland
3Tony Watson
4Cory Gearrin
5Sam Dyson
6Will Smith
7Josh Osich
8Pierce Johnson
9Reyes Moronta
10Roberto Gomez
11Julian Fernandez