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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher | #33

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / DET
Contract: view contract details

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Drew Smyly (elbow) is still limited to playing catch.
Felix Hernandez (shoulder) and Hisashi Iwauma (shoulder) are in the same boat. Per'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

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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

Drew Smyly has been added to Team USA's active pitcher pool for future rounds in the World Baseball Classic.

Team USA ultimately decided against adding a third catcher to replace A.J. Ellis, who was forced to drop out. Smyly is slated throw a 20-pitch simulated outing on Thursday before joining Team USA. He's likely to pitch in the second round of the tournament.
Mar 7 - 1:59 PM

Drew Smyly fired three scoreless frames in Monday’s Cactus League start against the Rangers.

Smyly gave up just one hit while walking one and striking out three. One of the many additions orchestrated by Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto over the winter, the 27-year-old southpaw posted a disappointing 4.88 ERA over 30 starts last season. His peripherals indicate the potential for a bounceback campaign, but he’s still a fly ball-heavy pitcher and the ballpark change could end up being a lateral move for him.
Mar 6 - 7:10 PM

Drew Smyly allowed one walk while providing two strikeouts over two hitless frames Wednesday in the Mariners' Cactus League win over the Indians.

Smyly was sharp in his Mariners debut, retiring the first hour hitters he faced before yielding a one-out free pass to Yan Gomes in the second inning. Gomes was erased later in the frame on a failed stolen base attempt. Smyly finished with an ERA over four for the first time in his career last season. Playing on a better ball club in a pitcher-friendly venue, the left-hander is a prime bounce-back candidate and an excellent buy-low in fantasy.
Mar 1 - 7:10 PM

Mariners and LHP Drew Smyly avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

It's the third of four arbitration years for Smyly, a Super 2 qualifier. The left-hander was acquired from the Rays in a trade earlier this week.
Jan 13 - 3:38 PM

Mariners acquired LHP Drew Smyly from the Rays for OF Mallex Smith, INF Carlos Vargas, and LHP Ryan Yarbrough.

Smith's stay in Seattle was ultimately a brief one, as Jerry Dipoto only acquired him to use as a chip to secure Smyly. The 27-year-old left-hander is coming off a disappointing 4.88 ERA and 167/49 K/BB ratio over 175 innings and has had major issues with the home run ball over the past two seasons, but making the move to Seattle could be good for him. The Mariners project to enter 2017 with a rotation consisting of Smyly, Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma, James Paxton, and Yovani Gallardo.
Jan 11 - 3:52 PM

Drew Smyly yielded three runs in five innings Monday in a loss to the White Sox.

It's the home run ball that's been Smyly;s bugaboo all season long, but he went without allowing a bomb for the first time in eight starts tonight and still wasn't very good. Someone with a 167/49 K/BB ratio in 175 innings should have a much better ERA than 4.88, which is where Smyly stands now.
Mon, Sep 26, 2016 11:59:00 PM

Drew Smyly deserved better fate but had to settle for a no-decision Tuesday, limiting the Yankees to one run over six innings.

Smyly held the Bombers to just four hits and two walks while recording three strikeouts over his six frames. He had thrown only 87 pitches, but Rays manager Kevin Cash decided to pull his starter in favor of Brad Boxberger, who melted down in giving up a four-spot. While he did have to settle for a no-decision, Smyly now hasn't lost since his first start of the second half. He'll get the Red Sox on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 10:40:00 PM

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Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Drew Smyly
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6Ariel Miranda
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