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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/13/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 190
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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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

Drew Smyly (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Rays' rotation on Friday against the Blue Jays.

The Rays haven't officially confirmed it yet, but the left-hander is fully expected to take the ball on Friday after making three rehab starts. Smyly was unscored upon in his rehab assignment, but the longest he pitched was 3 2/3 frames so he'll be on a limited pitch count Friday. The Rays will boot either Matt Andriese or Erasmo Ramirez from the rotation to make room for Smyly.
Apr 22 - 10:40 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) said Tuesday that he "definitely" feels ready to join the Rays' rotation.

Smyly only went 3 2/3 innings in his last rehab start for Double-A Montgomery, but he looked sharp and some of the Rays' beat writers believe he'll be cleared to make his 2015 regular-season debut on Friday night against the Blue Jays. The talented 25-year-old left-hander should be owned in all standard mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 21 - 4:26 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday in a rehab start for Double-A Montgomery.

Smyly walked three, but he struck out four and limited the Marlins' Double-A team to one hit. It was the third rehab start for Smyly, who may be asked to make a fourth so that he can get a little more stretched out. The talented 25-year-old left-hander is on track to join the Rays' starting rotation April 29 at Yankee Stadium. He's been sidelined by left shoulder tendinitis.
Apr 20 - 8:42 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) is most likely to make his season debut on April 29 at Yankee Stadium.

The Rays haven't ruled out activating Smyly after his next rehab start when he's slated to throw 75 pitches, but they'll most likely let him stretch out to 100 pitches in another rehab outing after that before having him rejoin the rotation. He tossed three scoreless innings Tuesday in his second rehab start. "No setbacks, so it’s great," Smyly said. "I’m just anxious to get these next couple starts out of the way so I can get back in the big leagues."
Apr 15 - 11:07 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) threw three scoreless innings Tuesday in a minor league rehab start with High-A Charlotte.

This was Smyly's second rehab start as he makes his way back from shoulder tendinitis. He allowed just one hit and no walks while striking out four batters and threw 28 out of 40 pitches for strikes. He's expected to make two more rehab starts before joining the Rays, so he's on track to return just before the end of the month.
Apr 14 - 11:15 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) is slated to make three more rehab starts.

The Rays had been holding out hope that he could be back a little sooner, but they've decided to stretch him out to 100 pitches before having him rejoin the big club's rotation. Smyly retired all six hitters he faced in his first rehab start. The left-hander is working his way back from shoulder tendinitis.
Apr 12 - 11:40 AM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) retired all six hitters he faced in his first minor league rehab start with High-A Charlotte on Thursday.

So far, so good for the young left-hander who is targeting a return to the Rays rotation at the end of April. He'll at least a couple more starts in the minor leagues before he's ready to rejoin the Rays.
Apr 9 - 10:41 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance Thursday at High-A Charlotte.

Smyly will go two innings in the outing. The talented left-hander was placed on the disabled list Sunday with left shoulder tendinitis, but he's thrown several bullpen sessions and a couple rounds of live batting practice without issue. He should be in the Rays' starting rotation by the end of April.
Apr 6 - 12:02 PM

Rays placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury.

Smyly is just about ready for a minor league rehab assignment and should join the Rays' starting rotation in mid-to-late April if he avoids setbacks. The left-hander posted a 1.70 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 44/11 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings last season for Tampa Bay. He began experiencing shoulder discomfort in early April, but it's only tendinitis.
Apr 5 - 3:44 PM

Drew Smyly (shoulder) threw a successful live batting practice session on Saturday.

According to Smyly and the Rays, everything went well. As long as he responds favorably, the next step could be a minor league rehab assignment. He will likely need at least two starts before he's ready to rejoin the Rays rotation, which could happen in mid-to-late April.
Apr 4 - 11:37 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Tim Beckham
4Ryan Brett
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Desmond Jennings
2Joey Butler
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Chris Archer
3Jake Odorizzi
4Drew Smyly
5Nate Karns
6Alex Colome
7Matt Moore
8Burch Smith
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Kevin Jepsen
4Ernesto Frieri
5Jeff Beliveau
6Steve Geltz
7C.J. Riefenhauser
8Brandon Gomes
9Xavier Cedeno
10Kirby Yates
11Erasmo Ramirez