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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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Carson Smith (elbow) resumed throwing off a mound Tuesday.
Smith hit a snag in his recovery from Tommy John surgery late last month, but it appears the 27-year-old reliever is back on the right track. If all goes well from here, he could be an option for the Boston bullpen around late May or early June. Smith has not appeared in a game for the Red Sox since they acquired him from the Mariners in December 2015. May 2 - 4:44 PM

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Carson Smith (elbow) recently had a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

That might explain why Smith was just transferred to the 60-day DL. Smith has resumed long tossing but hasn't thrown off a mound in two weeks. The Red Sox were hoping to have Smith back in early June but that's no longer an option. The 27-year-old has yet to pitch a game for the Red Sox since arriving in a trade with Seattle in December 2015.
Apr 27 - 5:15 PM

Red Sox transferred RHP Carson Smith from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a 40-man roster spot for infielder Chase d'Arnaud, who was claimed off waivers from the Braves on Thursday. Smith is still working his way back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He should be ready sometime in June.
Apr 27 - 1:57 PM

Carson Smith (elbow) has been cleared to resume throwing bullpen sessions.

Smith felt some lingering elbow tightness during his last mound workout of the spring and was shut down for about 10 days, but the right-hander is clearly doing better now. He could be ready for a minor league rehab assignment around early-to-mid May and projects to join the Red Sox bullpen sometime in June. Smith underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery 11 months ago.
Apr 11 - 5:35 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Carson Smith on the 10-day disabled list with an elbow injury.

It seems like Smith has been on the disabled list since the moment he arrived in Boston. He's still recovering from Tommy John surgery and won't be ready until June at the earliest.
Apr 1 - 8:54 PM

Carson Smith (elbow) felt some tightness after his bullpen session last week.

Despite the tightness, Smith said it's still possible he could throw another bullpen session next week. He's still hoping to make his return from Tommy John surgery in June, though he obviously has a bunch of hurdles to cross.
Mar 29 - 8:35 AM

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

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

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4Robby Scott
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
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9Ben Taylor
10Brandon Workman