Smith, who wrapped up his 2017 campaign with 1.2 scoreless innings in last Saturday's 8-4 loss to the Rangers, generated an 0-4 record, 6.79 ERA and 1.47 WHIP across 55.2 innings in 2017.
The 36-year-old right-hander might be nearing the end of the line if his 2017 performance is any indication. Smith gave up multiple earned runs in 10 of 14 appearances, including eight straight at one point. Smith's ERA was his highest since his rookie 2008 campaign, while his 5.0 K/9 and 2.6 HR/9 were career-worst figures. Moreover, the veteran's numbers could have been even more unsightly, considering he had the benefit of a .244 BABIP allowed. Oct 03 12:52 pm (EST)
- Smith will be removed from the starting rotation and work out of the bullpen moving forward, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
- Smith allowed seven runs on seven hits and three walks across 3.1 innings in a no-decision Monday against the Angels. He struck out three.
- Smith is likely to remain a part of the starting rotation for the balance of the regular season in the wake of Paul Blackburn's season-ending wrist injury, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports. All Chris Smith (R) News
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