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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 (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Saturday.
It will be the first time he's thrown off the bump since being diagnosed with a partial labrum tear in early May. The step is obviously a big one, but Smyly will continue to be brought along slowly and isn't expected to rejoin the Rays' rotation until sometime in August. Jun 26 - 4:22 PM

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Drew Smyly (shoulder) long-tossed from 105 feet on Monday.

Smyly resumed playing catch a week ago and has now taken the next step as he builds up his throwing program. Making his way back from a partial labrum tear, the left-hander is hoping to be an option for the Rays in August.
Jun 22 - 4:36 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) played catch Saturday.

It's the first time he's thrown since he had a setback with his left shoulder. Smyly said he "felt great" during the 20-throw session. He'll be brought along slowly in his recovery from a partial labrum tear and hopes to be back with the Rays in August.
Jun 14 - 11:49 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) is scheduled to begin sock tosses Thursday.

It's the first step to starting throwing as he works his way back from a torn labrum in his left shoulder. The Rays are optimistic he'll be able to pitch again this season, but it likely won't happen until well into the second half.
Jun 11 - 4:25 PM

Drew Smyly's rehabilitation from a torn left labrum is expected to take eight weeks.

Followup tests showed the tear wasn't all that significant, and now the Rays are optimistic that he will be able to pitch again this season. But it's going to be at least two months, and probably three. Smyly, 25, boasts a 1.96 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 65/14 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings since joining Tampa Bay last summer.
May 21 - 3:54 PM

There is growing optimism that Drew Smyly (shoulder) will be able to return this season.

Smyly was diagnosed last week with a torn labrum in his left shoulder, but the Rays believe he can avoid season-ending surgery. Smyly is scheduled to meet with the Rays' medical team on Thursday to formulate a rehab plan. The 25-year-old southpaw boasts a 1.96 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 65/14 K/BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings since joining Tampa Bay last summer.
May 19 - 5:49 PM

Rays transferred LHP Drew Smyly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Smyly has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder and could need season-ending surgery. This move clears a 40-man roster spot for Preston Guilmet, who was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays.
May 13 - 5:00 PM

The Rays have confirmed that Drew Smyly has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

It's not a given that he'll undergo season-ending surgery, as rest and rehab is still an option that's being considered. Either way, he's obviously going to be sidelined for an extended period. Smyly is receiving a second opinion from Dr. Keith Meister before he makes a decision.
May 13 - 3:48 PM

Drew Smyly will likely need season-ending surgery on his torn labrum.

Smyly won't know the full extent of his injury until he goes for an MRI on Monday, but it sounds like surgery is inevitable. It's been a tough week for Rays starters, as the team recently announced Alex Cobb will undergo Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season. Erasmo Ramirez is a candidate to replace Smyly in the starting rotation.
May 9 - 11:58 PM

Rays placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 6, with left shoulder soreness.

Smyly had given the Rays rotation a big boost since returning from the disabled list, posting a 2.70 ERA, 0.78 WHIP and 21/3 K/BB ratio over 16 2/3 innings in his three starts. It's unclear at the moment how much time his setback may cost him.
May 8 - 10:47 PM

Drew Smyly pitched well in six innings, giving up only one run, but took a tough-luck loss against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Smyly was hanging tough with Rick Porcello until Mookie Betts broke a scoreless tie with a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning. He gave up only two hits and two walks while striking out six on the evening. The lefty got a late start to the season due to tendinitis in his left shoulder, but has looked good in three starts thus far. He carries a 2.70 ERA with a 0.78 WHIP and a 21/3 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings. Smyly will take on the Rangers at home in his next outing.
May 5 - 10:09 PM

Drew Smyly held the Yankees to two runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision.

Smyly struck out 10, walked just one, and yielded only four total hits. The only major blemishes on an otherwise promising afternoon were solo home runs by Chase Headley (in the fifth inning) and Chris Young (in the sixth). Smyly should continue to get better and better as he moves away from his spring shoulder tendinitis. He faces the Red Sox in Boston next.
Apr 29 - 5:20 PM

Drew Smyly pitched 4 2/3 innings of two-run ball in Friday's win over the Blue Jays.

Smyly missed most of April with tendinitis in his pitching shoulder and the Rays played it cautiously on Friday, pulling him after 79 pitches. Devon Travis touched him up for a solo home run in the fourth inning and Danny Valencia added an RBI single in the same frame, but Smyly didn't allow any damage beyond that. Last season, he boasted a 3.24 ERA and 1.163 WHIP over 153 innings between the Tigers and Rays. It should take a few starts for the 25-year-old to stretch out his arm, but it looks like he's on a good track. He'll continue that process when he heads to Fenway to take on the Red Sox in his next start.
Apr 25 - 12:34 AM

Rays activated LHP Drew Smyly from the 15-day disabled list.

The left-hander will make his season debut on Friday against the Blue Jays after missing the first few weeks of the season with tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. Smyly went just 3 2/3 innings in his last rehab start, so he'll be on a pretty limited pitch count Friday.
Apr 24 - 8:02 AM

The Rays have confirmed that Drew Smyly (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list and start on Friday versus the Blue Jays.

The writing had been on the wall, but the club has now confirmed it. Smyly will boot either Matt Andriese or Erasmo Ramirez from the rotation, with the pitcher who isn't expected to start Saturday. Smyly threw just 3 2/3 innings in his last rehab start, so he'l be on a pretty limited pitch count Friday.
Apr 22 - 3:31 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
1B1James Loney
2B1Logan Forsythe
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Grady Sizemore
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Jake Odorizzi
3Matt Moore
4Nate Karns
5Alex Colome
6Erasmo Ramirez
7Alex Cobb
8Drew Smyly
9Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brad Boxberger
2Jake McGee
3Kevin Jepsen
4Jeff Beliveau
5Steve Geltz
6Brandon Gomes
7Xavier Cedeno
8Andrew Bellatti
9C.J. Riefenhauser