Braves signed LHP Drew Smyly to a one-year, $11 million contract.
Can't say we saw this coming, at least as far as the timing is concerned, though the Braves were active early last offseason as well. Still, Smyly is a good gamble. While staying healthy has been an issue, the 31-year-old put up a 3.42 ERA and 42/9 K/BB ratio in 26 1/3 innings over five starts and two relief appearances this past season. He also showed a healthy uptick in velocity compared to previous seasons. The Giants had interest in bringing him back, but they might not have been willing to top this offer after bringing back Kevin Gausman with a one-year, $18.9 million qualifying offer. Smyly will join a Braves' rotation which projects to include Max Fried, Ian Anderson, Kyle Wright, and hopefully Mike Soroka as he returns from an Achilles tear. Nov 16 1:27 pm (EST)
- Drew Smyly pitched well in a losing effort against the Padres on Sunday afternoon, striking out a season-high 10 batters over five innings of two-run baseball.
- Drew Smyly yielded one run on four hits over 5 1/3 innings on Tuesday in a no-decision against the Rockies.
- Drew Smyly was charged for three runs over 3 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts in a no-decision against the Mariners on Wednesday. All Drew Smyly (L) News
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|Sep 22||L 5 - 2||@ SF||0||0||0||5.1||4||0||1||2||5|
|Sep 16||W 9 - 3||@ SEA||0||0||0||3.2||4||0||3||1||8|
|Sep 10||L 6 - 1||@ SD||0||0||0||4.0||2||1||1||1||8|
|Aug 01||L 7 - 3||@ SF||0||0||0||4.0||3||0||2||2||7|
|Jul 26||W 3 - 1||@ LA||0||0||0||3.1||4||0||1||1||2|
|Jul 23||L 8 - 1||@ LA||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||1||2|
|Sep 25||L 5 - 2||@ WSH||0||0||0||6.1||4||1||2||0||10|
|Sep 20||L 5 - 2||@ CLE||0||1||0||2.0||5||0||4||3||0|
|Sep 12||L 9 - 5||@ PHI||0||0||0||4.0||4||2||3||1||6|