The Red Sox announced that righty Carson Smith has been placed on the 10-day DL with a subluxation of his right shoulder. He’ll be replaced for the time being by lefty Bobby Poyner.
It’s obviously not terribly promising news to hear that the injury is to Smith’s throwing shoulder. It’s still unknown at this point just what kind of absence the team expects from the veteran reliever, but it seems that it could be a rather serious matter.
President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski told reporters, including Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston (via Twitter), that “it’s got the potential of being a major injury.” Smith, who hurt himself flinging his glove after a poor outing, will go for a second opinion.
The 28-year-old Smith had been playing a significant role in the Sox pen after missing most of the past two seasons. He carries a 3.77 ERA in 14 1/3 innings on the year, with 11.3 K/9 (on an 11.8% swinging-strike rate) against 3.8 BB/9 as well as a 52.5% groundball rate.
See? I thought Smith was looking a little subluxated lately…
Sweet, this should really help the pen…We need Milwaukee version of Thornburg when he returns.
STOP PLAYING SO MUCH FORTNITE. Jeez
This doesn’t sound promising he was starting to pitch real well also going to really hurt the pen. Don’t like the words this could be a serious injury by DD.
Given Trader Dave’s history of understating and underestimating injuries you can count on something major here.
Another terrible trade by the fearless leader.
No one wants to hear your dribble go away.
Go back under your bridge fool
Tough break but the Mariners anticipated Smith’s upcoming injuries. He has an awkward motion, can’t be good on the arm.
Did you even read the article? Smh.