RED SOX PLACE RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
CARSON SMITH ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST
Club Recalls Left-handed Pitcher Bobby Poyner from Triple-A Pawtucket
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today placed right-handed pitcher Carson Smith on the 10-day disabled list with a right shoulder subluxation after he fired his glove against the dugout wall and blew out his shoulder. This was a totally-dink move and landed Smith with a “potentially serious” injury To fill Smith’s spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled left-handed pitcher Bobby Poyner from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Smith, 28, is 1-1 with a 3.77 ERA (6 ER/14.1 IP) and 18 strikeouts in 18 appearances for the Red Sox this season. In his last 14 outings since April 8, the right-hander has posted a 1.54 ERA (2 ER/11.2 IP), a .217 opponent batting average, and 14 strikeouts, issuing zero walks in his last 11 games. Left-handed batters are only 2-for-20 (.100) against Smith in 2018, including 1-for-18 (.056) since March 31. Acquired by Boston from Seattle on December 7, 2015, the Texas native has appeared in 108 major league games between the Mariners (2014-15) and Red Sox (2016-18), posting a 2.21 ERA (25 ER/102.0 IP), a .199 opponent batting average, 129 strikeouts, and only four home runs allowed.