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Carson Smith | Relief Pitcher | #39

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (27) / 10/19/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas State
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 8 (0) / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Red Sox manager John Farrell said Friday that Carson Smith's (elbow) first full bullpen session earlier this week was "surprisingly good."
Smith has been throwing off a mound for a few weeks but earlier this week he threw his full arsenal of pitches at 100 percent effort. The Red Sox are hoping to add him to their bullpen in June after he completes his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Mar 24 - 11:49 AM

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Carson Smith (elbow) threw a light bullpen session Monday in Red Sox camp.

It was Smith's first time throwing off a mound since his Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last May. He tossed 15-18 pitches and felt good. The young setup man should be a contributor for the Red Sox by midseason.
Mar 13 - 11:12 AM

Carson Smith (elbow) will throw off a mound this week.

It will be his first time doing so since last May's Tommy John surgery. The Red Sox are hopeful that Smith will be ready to pitch for them sometime around midseason. If he can regain his pre-op form, Smith could be a key reliever for Boston in the second half.
Mar 6 - 6:09 PM

Carson Smith (elbow) is expected to begin throwing off the mound around March 10.

Smith is on the comeback trail from his Tommy John surgery last May. All is going according to plan in his recovery and the Red Sox hope to have him in their bullpen at some point in May. The 27-year-old put up a 2.31 ERA and 92/22 K/BB ratio over 70 innings with the Mariners in 2015, so he has the potential to be a huge addition.
Feb 14 - 12:23 PM

Red Sox manager John Farell said Friday that Carson Smith (elbow) could be ready to rejoin the Red Sox in late May or early June.

Smith underwent Tommy John surgery in May and has received glowing reports thus far in his recovery. A return in late May would be just over 12 months after undergoing the procedure. The 27-year-old was a dominant late-inning force before his injury and should provide a major boost to the Red Sox' bullpen upon his return.
Jan 20 - 8:22 PM

Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Tuesday that Carson Smith (elbow) could be ready by June 1 next year.

Smith underwent Tommy John surgery back in May, so the Red Sox are aiming for his return at a little over 12 months. The 27-year-old reliever owns a dominant 2.00 ERA and 104/26 K/BB ratio in 81 career innings and could be quite the weapon if he comes back healthy, but regaining full strength can often take closer to 15 months.
Tue, Nov 8, 2016 04:11:00 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Carson Smith from the 60-day disabled list.

Smith underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery at the end of May and is probably going to be in rehab mode through the first half of the 2017 season. He's been a tremendous major league reliever when healthy, boasting a 2.00 ERA, 0.975 WHIP, and 104/26 K/BB ratio in 81 career innings.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 03:45:00 PM

Red Sox transferred RHP Carson Smith from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Smith underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery at the end of May. He'll be out 13-15 months.
Tue, Jun 7, 2016 04:23:00 PM

Carson Smith underwent Tommy John reconstructive surgery on his right elbow Tuesday.

The procedure was deemed a success, per Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. Smith will obviously miss the remainder of the 2016 season, and he could remain sidelined through the first half of 2017. The young right-hander was acquired from the Mariners this past winter as part of the Wade Miley trade. He'll have to sit on his shiny 2.00 career major league ERA for the next 13-15 months.
Tue, May 24, 2016 10:28:00 PM

Carson Smith (elbow) will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Smith missed the first month of the season while recovering from a flexor tendon strain and made just three appearances before hitting the DL again earlier this month. Now he'll be sidelined through the early part of next season. It's a brutal blow for the Red Sox, who acquired Smith from the Mariners over the winter in hopes that he would be one of their most valuable late-inning arms. They could be in the market for a reliever as the summer moves along.
Tue, May 24, 2016 10:21:00 AM

Carson Smith underwent an MRI on his right forearm Friday.

Smith got a late start to the season because of a strained flexor tendon and was placed back on the disabled list earlier Friday with more elbow issues. Obviously this is all trending in a bad direction. The Red Sox could have more on the reliever's status later Friday.
Fri, May 20, 2016 04:06:00 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Carson Smith on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 15, with right elbow soreness.

Smith returned from the DL at the beginning of the month after making his way back from a strained flexor tendon, but he wasn't recovering as hoped after appearances. It's unclear at this point how long he might be sidelined, but it could be a while. Noe Ramirez takes his spot in the Boston bullpen.
Fri, May 20, 2016 12:33:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell acknowledged Wednesday that Carson Smith (elbow) is recovering "slower than expected" after relief appearances.

Smith took five- and six-day breaks between his first two outings, and he hasn't pitched since making his third appearance of the season on Saturday. The right-hander missed the first four weeks of the 2016 regular season because of a strained flexor tendon in his throwing elbow. Farrell acknowledged a return to the disabled list is possible if Smith doesn't feel good after his next appearance.
Wed, May 18, 2016 12:14:00 PM

Carson Smith worked a perfect inning against the White Sox in his 2016 debut on Tuesday.

Smith, who was activated from the disabled list earlier Tuesday, notched a strikeout and induced two groundouts, needing just nine pitches. Smith missed a month with a strained flexor tendon but should be an important member of the Red Sox bullpen moving forward.
Tue, May 3, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Carson Smith from the 15-day disabled list.

Smith, who began the season on the disabled list with a strained flexor tendon, was cleared to join the Red Sox after making it through two minor league rehab games. The 26-year-old was acquired from the Mariners over the winter and is capable of being a dominant set-up man if healthy.
Tue, May 3, 2016 12:20:00 PM

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