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Drew Smyly | Starting Pitcher | #39

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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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Cubs placed LHP Drew Smyly on the 60-day disabled list with a torn left ulnar collateral ligament.
The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Shae Simmons. Smyly will be sidelined until after the All-Star break as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Feb 16 - 1:24 PM

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Cubs signed LHP Drew Smyly to a two-year, $10 million contract.

Smyly underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery this past June and probably won't make his Cubs debut until somewhere around mid-to-late August in 2018, but this could prove to be a nice buy-low move for Chicago leading into the 2019 season. Smyly, 28, holds a 3.74 career ERA and 1.199 career WHIP in 156 major league appearances (85 starts). He also has an 8.7 career K/9.
Tue, Dec 12, 2017 09:04:00 PM

Mariners non-tendered LHP Drew Smyly.

He will test the market as a free agent. Smyly has been recovering from Tommy John surgery since June. He never pitched a game for the Mariners after being traded from the Rays for prospects last January. He hurt his arm while pitching for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic last spring. He has a career 31-27 record with a 3.74 ERA in 156 games, including 85 starts.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 07:18:00 PM

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

This is merely a procedural move, as Smyly underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery in late June and is due to miss the first half of the 2018 season. The 28-year-old left-hander did not throw a pitch in a major league game in 2017 and may be a non-tender candidate for the Mariners this winter.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 02:23:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jun 28, 2017 01:33:00 PM

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.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 08:39:00 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.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017 07:04:00 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.
Sat, Jun 24, 2017 08:10:00 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.
Tue, Jun 20, 2017 11:06:00 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.
Thu, Jun 8, 2017 06:38:00 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.
Wed, Jun 7, 2017 06:04:00 AM

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.
Thu, May 18, 2017 10:08:00 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.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 11:04:00 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.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 03:52:00 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.
Fri, Mar 31, 2017 05:56:00 PM

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LF1Kyle Schwarber
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