Rockies Release Greg Smith

The Rockies released lefty Greg Smith, reports Jack Etkin of Inside the Rockies Smith was part of the Rockies' haul from the Athletics for Matt Holliday in November of 2008, along with Carlos Gonzalez and Huston Street.

Smith, 27, spent most of the 2010 season in Triple-A.  There he posted a 6.12 ERA, 5.9 K/9, 3.6 BB/9, and 1.7 HR/9 in 75 innings across 15 starts.  Smith also tossed 39 innings across eight starts for the big club.  He's battled shoulder issues since the middle of the '09 season.  His best year was 2008 with the A's, when he made 32 starts with a 4.16 ERA despite some middling peripheral stats.


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