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Eric Smith | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 213
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Diamondbacks released RHP Eric Smith.
Smith, a second-round pick in 2009, has an ugly 5.10 ERA in 429 minor league innings. The 25-year-old righty was busted last season for taking a "drug of abuse." Mon, Jun 9, 2014 09:59:00 AM

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Major League Baseball has suspended Diamondbacks pitching prospect Eric Smith 50 games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

It's not clear what substance he tested positive for. A former second-round pick, Smith, 24, has posted a 7.11 ERA over 38 innings at the Double-A level this season.
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 06:07:00 PM

Diamondbacks sent RHP Eric Smith outright to Double-A Mobile.

Smith is now off the Diamondbacks' 40-man roster. He has a 7.29 ERA in 21 innings this year on the farm.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 04:56:00 PM

Diamondbacks purchased the contract of RHP Eric Smith from Double-A Mobile.

Smith, a second round pick from 2009, was moved to the bullpen this season after spending his first three pro seasons as a starting pitcher. The 24-year-old right-hander has averaged 4.8 BB/9 in the minors -- and that number shot up to 5.6 BB/9 this year between High-A and Double-A -- but the Diamondbacks like his power sinker and still believe he could develop into a useful pitcher.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 12:34:00 PM

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