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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Drew Smyly yielded four runs -- three earned -- in 4 1/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Twins.
Smyly got into trouble every inning tonight, and the damage could have been more severe if Brandon Gomes hadn't induced an inning-ending double play from Torii Hunter immediately after taking over in the fifth. The subpar outing leaves him with a 5.14 ERA in three starts since he came off the DL. He's not a mixed-league option in a road start against the Orioles next time out. Aug 27 - 11:16 PM

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Drew Smyly scattered seven hits over 5 2/3 scoreless innings to beat the A's Friday for his first win of the season.

All seven hits were singles, and he didn't walk anyone. He did load the bases before coming out in the sixth, but Brandon Gomes was able to escape the jam. Smyly will get the Twins at home next time out, making him a decent play in mixed leagues.
Aug 22 - 1:19 AM

Making his first start since early May, Drew Smyly allowed five runs on seven hits over four innings in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Rangers.

Smyly last started on May 5 before being shut down with a partial labrum tear in the left shoulder. He looked predictably rusty in his return to the Rays rotation on Sunday, striking out four and walking two while allowing a pair of runs in the first inning and an additional run in each of the next three frames before he called it a day. These early struggles are to be expected given the long layoff and he should be owned in mixed leagues as long as his health holds. A road outing against the A's is up next on his schedule.
Aug 16 - 6:23 PM

Rays activated LHP Drew Smyly from the 60-day disabled list.

Smyly will rejoin the Rays' rotation on Sunday versus the Rangers. The left-hander has been on the shelf since early May with a partial labrum tear in his left shoulder but made it through four rehab outings with no issues. Smyly didn't go beyond 4 1/3 innings in any of his rehab starts, so he'll be limited pitch-count wise for a while. He needs to be owned in fantasy leagues as long as he's healthy, though.
Aug 16 - 8:40 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) will rejoin the Rays rotation on Sunday.

Smyly made it through four minor league rehab starts without any issues and looks to be fully recovered from the partial tear in his left shoulder that had sidelined him since early May. Before landing on the disabled list, he registered a 2.70 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 21/3 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings in his three starts.
Aug 14 - 6:28 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) could return to the Rays' starting rotation Sunday against the Rangers.

Smyly made it through his fourth rehab start Tuesday without issue and looks to be fully recovered from the partial labrum tear in his left shoulder, though his results on the farm have been less than inspiring. Smyly will throw a bullpen session in front of Rays management Friday before anything is made official. He has been on the disabled list since early May.
Aug 12 - 5:03 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) will make what could be his final rehab start on Tuesday with Triple-A Durham.

He'll then throw a bullpen session on Thursday before the Rays decide if he's ready to rejoin the major league rotation. Smyly's first three rehab outings have been poor, as he's allowed 13 runs across 10 innings (although he has struck out 12). The left-hander is attempting to pitch through a partial labrum tear.
Aug 9 - 11:41 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) will make at least two more rehab starts.

He'll make his third on Thursday after being roughed up for nine runs across 5 2/3 innings in his first two outings. Smyly's shoulder apparently feels fine, which is the most important thing, but the Rays would certainly like to see better results before bringing him back. He's been out since early May with a partial labrum tear.
Aug 4 - 6:45 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) is scheduled to make his third rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Durham.

Smyly has been hit hard in his first rehab two outings at Triple-A, allowing four runs in 2 1/3 innings on July 26 and five runs in 3 1/3 innings on July 31. He'll try to begin showing better results this week with an eye on a mid-August return to the Rays' starting rotation. Smyly has been out since early May.
Aug 3 - 11:32 AM

Drew Smyly was hit hard in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Durham on Sunday, allowing four runs on three hits over 2 1/3 innings.

Smyly also issued a pair of walks in the contest while striking out three. The good news is that he made it through the start without any issues physically. He'll need at least another 2-3 starts to build up his stamina before he's an option to rejoin the Rays rotation.
Jul 26 - 7:37 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Sunday.

Smyly came through a simulated game on Tuesday without any issues and is progressing quicker than anticipated in his return from his shoulder injury. He will need a few outings in the minor leagues before he's an option to rejoin the Rays rotation in mid-August.
Jul 25 - 2:22 PM

Rays manager Kevin Cash said that Drew Smyly (shoulder) had a "really good" simulated game on Tuesday.

"He threw 20 pitches," Cash said. "Sat down, threw 21 pitches. All the reports on all the pitches, the stuff, the locations have been very positive." Cash added that Smyly will throw another bullpen session before the club decides what next to do with him. It's possible he'll be cleared for a rehab assignment at that point.
Source: Rays.mlb.com
Jul 21 - 9:51 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.

He should be ready to begin a rehab assignment after that. Smyly will use most, if not all, of the allotted 30 days before rejoining the Rays' rotation, putting him on track to return in mid- to late-August if all goes well. The left-hander is attempting to pitch through a partial labrum tear in his left shoulder.
Jul 17 - 3:01 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) threw a 35-pitch live batting practice session on Thursday.

Smyly is close to being sent out on a rehab assignment. He'll need most, if not all, of the allotted 30 days before rejoining the Rays' rotation, so it will be at least mid-August before he's back. "He'll go through the full gauntlet of rehab," manager Kevin Cash said.
Jul 17 - 12:04 PM

Rays president Matt Silverman said Wednesday that he's confident Drew Smyly (shoulder) can return in August.

Smyly, recovering from a partial labrum tear in his left shoulder, has been throwing since mid-June without issue. "I have confidence in the rehab program. I have confidence in him doing his work," Silverman said. "He hasn’t had setbacks and he’s on pace for August. With any type of rehab, there are always questions until you get back and are active on the major-league roster, but he’s doing all the things he needs to and is on pace for August."
Jul 9 - 9:01 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3J.P. Arencibia
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Tim Beckham
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Daniel Nava
3Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Drew Smyly
4Nate Karns
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Alex Cobb
7Burch Smith
8Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Alex Colome
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Matt Andriese
9Enny Romero