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Eric Smith | Relief Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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." Jun 9 - 9:59 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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2Tuffy Gosewisch
3Jordan Pacheco
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Chris Owings
2Didi Gregorius
3B1Martin Prado
2Eric Chavez
LF1Mark Trumbo
2Cody Ross
3Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
2David Peralta
RF1Gerardo Parra
2Nick Evans
3Alfredo Marte
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S1Wade Miley
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3Vidal Nuno
4Josh Collmenter
5Chase Anderson
6Trevor Cahill
7Daniel Hudson
8Patrick Corbin
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R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Randall Delgado
5Evan Marshall
6Eury de la Rosa
7Matt Stites
8David Hernandez
9Matt Reynolds