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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / DET
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Drew Smyly (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery.
The operation will be performed on July 6 by Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Alabama. Smyly has been out all season with a strained flexor bundle in his pitching elbow, and a recent setback apparently involved the tearing of his ulnar collateral ligament. The left-hander will likely be sidelined at least until the second half of next season. Smyly is under team control for 2018, but he'll be an obvious non-tender candidate this winter. Jun 28 - 1:33 PM

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Mariners pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre confirmed Tuesday that Drew Smyly (elbow) has experienced a setback.

Smyly had been set to throw a second simulated game Wednesday, but that was scratched and now we know why. There's currently no timetable for when he'll return to the mound, so it sounds like it could be a significant setback. Smyly has been out all season with a strained flexor bundle in his pitching elbow.
Jun 27 - 8:39 PM

Drew Smyly's (elbow) scheduled simulated game for Wednesday has been scratched.

There's no word yet on the reason, but you'd have to assume it's health-related. Smyly has been out all season with a strained flexor bundle in his pitching elbow. The Mariners should offer an update on the left-hander later Tuesday.
Jun 27 - 7:04 PM

Drew Smyly (elbow) threw 50 pitches on Saturday.

25 of those pitches were thrown as part of a simulated inning. Smyly will throw one more simulated game before setting out on a minor league rehab assignment. The left-hander is hoping to make his season debut during Seattle's series at Houston that begins on July 17.
Jun 24 - 8:10 PM

Drew Smyly (elbow) is on track to throw a simulated game before the end of the week.

Smyly will throw another bullpen session Tuesday and if it goes well will be cleared to face hitters. He'll begin a rehab assignment next week if things continue to progress. The left-hander has been on the shelf all season with a strained flexor bundle in his pitching elbow.
Jun 20 - 11:06 AM

Drew Smyly (elbow) threw a brief bullpen session on Thursday.

Brief as it may have been, it's still progress. This was Smyly's first mound work since suffering a strained flexor tendon roughly three months ago. Smyly has been ramping up his intensity in recent days but there's still no timetable for when he might be back. He's scheduled to throw his first "real" bullpen session on Saturday.
Jun 8 - 6:38 PM

Mariners manager Scott Servais said Tuesday that Drew Smyly (elbow) is "picking up the intensity" of his flat-ground throwing.

But the left-hander has not yet been cleared to work off a mound and there is no current timetable for his Seattle debut. "Until he gets on a mound, throws a bullpen (session), start planning it out, you really can’t project," Servais said. "The longer it goes, the more you start looking at the All-Star break. … I don’t know anything definite." Smyly has been on the disabled list all season with a strained flexor tendon.
Jun 7 - 6:04 AM

Drew Smyly (elbow) is still limited to playing catch.

Felix Hernandez (shoulder) and Hisashi Iwauma (shoulder) are in the same boat. Per MLB.com's Greg Johns, all three could be "a month of more" away from returning. No rotation has dealt with more injuries in the early going than Seattle. Unfortunately for the Mariners, reinforcements won't be coming anytime soon.
May 18 - 10:08 PM

Drew Smyly received a platelet rich plasma injection in his injured left elbow on Tuesday.

Smyly was placed on the 60-day DL with a strained flexor tendon, knocking him out for at least the first two months of 2016. The hope is that he'll resume throwing in about six weeks. Waiver claim Evan Marshall has taken Smyly's place on the 40-man roster.
Apr 5 - 11:04 AM

Mariners transferred LHP Drew Smyly from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for right-handed reliever Evan Marshall, who was claimed off waivers from the Diamondbacks on Tuesday afternoon. Smyly has been shut down for the first two months of the 2017 season because of a left flexor strain.
Apr 4 - 3:52 PM

Mariners placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 10-day disabled list with a left flexor strain.

He'll be on the shelf for 6-8 weeks, so the Mariners won't be counting on him as a rotation option until June in all likelihood. Ariel Miranda will take Smyly's spot.
Mar 31 - 5:56 PM

Drew Smyly will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after being diagnosed with a left flexor strain.

Smyly admitted to feeling off while throwing recently and was sent for an exam, which has revealed the bad news. Although Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto wouldn't directly blame the World Baseball Classic for the southpaw's injury, he did say that Smyly didn't look the same in camp after he returned. If there is any good news here, it's that surgery isn't expected to be needed. Ariel Miranda will replace Smyly in the Mariners' rotation.
Mar 31 - 3:03 PM

Drew Smyly won't make his scheduled appearance on Friday due to an unspecified arm issue.

That's not what you want to hear with the season rapidly approaching. Mariners manager Scott Servais is waiting for more information on the situation, but he noted that Smyly "didn't feel great" and had a "soggy arm" coming out of his most recent bullpen session. It's worth noting that he missed a large chunk of the 2015 season due to a labrum tear. There should be more clarity on the situation soon.
Mar 29 - 11:32 AM

Drew Smyly was phenomenal in Team USA's 4-2 win over Team Venezuela, allowing one run (none earned) on three hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Fantastic work from Smyly, who struck out eight and did not walk a batter on the evening. He finished up throwing 44 of his 61 pitches for strikes. The lone run to score on his watch came when Ender Inciarte lofted a sacrifice fly in the third inning. That run was actually the first to score against Smyly in 9 2/3 frames this spring (including Cactus League work). The Mariners traded for the 27-year-old southpaw in mid-January. While he posted a disappointing 4.88 in 30 starts with the Rays last season, he is a prime rebound candidate for the coming season, as he will be toeing the rubber in a pitcher's park backed by a strong offense.
Mar 16 - 12:24 AM

Team USA manager Jim Leyland confirmed Sunday that that Drew Smyly will start the opener of the second round of the World Baseball Classic.

Smyly had been tabbed as the probable starter if a tiebreaker game was necessary, and it looks like he'll now draw the assignment to start the next round. Smyly's opponent in that start will be determined by the outcome of Sunday night's battle between Mexico and Venezuela, and perhaps a series of tiebreakers if Mexico wins that contest.
Mar 12 - 10:58 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Carlos Ruiz
1B1Danny Valencia
2B1Robinson Cano
2Danny Espinosa
SS1Jean Segura
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Ben Gamel
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Jarrod Dyson
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
5Yovani Gallardo
6Ariel Miranda
7Andrew Moore
8Ryan Weber
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2David Phelps
3Steve Cishek
4Nick Vincent
5Marc Rzepczynski
6James Pazos
7Tony Zych
8Emilio Pagan
9Shae Simmons
10Evan Marshall
11Evan Scribner