Smith Throws Glove, Heads To DL

  • Smith Throws Glove, Heads To DL

Smith Throws Glove, Heads To DL

Smith is out indefinitely after suffering a shoulder subluxation as a result from throwing his glove in the dugout after his most recent outing on Monday. Smith claimed fatigue may have played a role in the injury, but both Red Sox manager Alex Cora and team president Dave Dombrowski dismissed that as a possible cause on Wednesday.

The injury has the potential to be a "major injury".

Smith himself was apologetic and discussed the "freak" injury with reporters. "Elbow's one thing, but a shoulder is something you don't mess with".

The home run Smith allowed to Khris Davis on Monday night turned out to be the winning run in a 6-5 Oakland victory over the Red Sox.

Smith, who had a 3.77 ERA and 18 strikeouts for Boston this season, is reportedly seeking a second opinion on the shoulder.

"I think my shoulder's exhausted in general", Smith said, via Drellich. "My shoulder just couldn't handle it. I've thrown a lot lately and I think my arm was just exhausted". "I've thrown a lot lately and I think my arm was just exhausted". Left-handed pitcher Bobby Poyner was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Smith's roster spot.