OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Smyly (elbow) was taken off the 60-day DL and added to the Mariners' 40-man roster Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is just a housekeeping move by the organization, as David Phelps (elbow) was also reinstated from the 60-day DL and placed on the team's active roster. In terms of Smyly, the southpaw is still expected to miss most, if not all, of the 2018 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery that he underwent in July.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
4 months ago

Smyly (elbow), who underwent Tommy John surgery in July and is currently rehabbing in Dallas, visited with the Mariners in Arlington on Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "He's doing OK," Servais said. "He really likes it here on our team and feels bad he wasn't able to contribute. I'd still love to have him here going forward. Those are deals [general manager Jerry Dipoto] and his agent have to work out, but I still think there's a real good fit for him here."

EDGE Analysis

Smyly met with manager Scott Servais and both parties reiterated their hope that the southpaw can eventually take the mound for the Mariners. The veteran was injured during spring training, so he's actually yet to throw a pitch for his new team. Whether he ever will remains up in the air for the foreseeable future, as Smyly is also likely to miss most of 2018 due to the timing of the surgery. While he has one year left of arbitration eligibility, he'll become a free agent unless the team is willing to tender him the required minimum of 80 percent of this year's $6.88 million contract.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
5 months ago

Smyly has been diagnosed with a torn UCL and will undergo Tommy John surgery.

EDGE Analysis

It's brutal news for Smyly, who was already in the midst of recovering from an elbow injury before suffering a setback during a simulated start Tuesday. The southpaw has yet to pitch since being acquired by the Mariners in January and will undergo the procedure on July 6, meaning he won't return to the mound until sometime next season. Smyly posted a 4.88 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 30 starts with Tampa Bay last year and first experienced the initial elbow soreness during spring training.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
5 months ago

Smyly (elbow) was scratched from his scheduled Wednesday simulated start after experiencing an apparent setback Tuesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The specifics of Smyly's setback have not been revealed, but the Mariners are saying that there currently is no timetable set for his return to the mound. This is a tough blow for Smyly, as he was progressing well in his rehab from a preseason elbow strain.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
5 months ago

Smyly (elbow) has been scratched from his scheduled simulated game Wednesday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was set to be Smyly's second such session in the past week, but he's being held out for an undisclosed reason. The veteran starter had been steadily progressing in his recovery after being diagnosed with an elbow strain in spring training, so any setbacks could curtail his return even further.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
5 months ago

Smyly (elbow) successfully threw a 25-pitch simulated inning Saturday and is aiming for a return between July 17-19, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

The session marked a key step in the overall recovery process for Smyly and, more importantly, established a firm timetable as to his rehab moving forward. "I thought he looked pretty darn good," said manager Scott Servais. "Very encouraged by what I saw today." Smyly is set to pitch two simulated innings next Wednesday before beginning a three-start rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma. The southpaw is seeking to make his first start with Seattle after posting a 4.88 ERA over 30 starts with the Rays last season.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
5 months ago

Smyly (elbow) is set to face hitting Saturday after completing a successful bullpen Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday will mark the first time Smyly faces live batters since being placed on the disabled list in late March. Smyly noted that his bullpen session Tuesday went "great" which could lead into the left-hander partaking in a rehab assignment before the end of the month. The plan remains for Smyly to join the club around the second week of July barring any additional setbacks.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
5 months ago

Smyly (elbow) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Friday, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The best news from this development is that 10 of the pitches were offspeed pitches. Smyly seems to be ramping up the intensity of his workouts at a good pace, which could help him progress to simulated games relatively soon.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
5 months ago

Smyly (elbow) tossed a bullpen Saturday, prior to the Mariners game against Toronto, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The plan is for Smyly to throw at least five more bullpens before completing a simulated game. Each one is figured to ramp up while his initial session Saturday saw the southpaw throw 22 pitches, all of which were fastballs. Once Smyly has completed his bullpens and simulated game, he will embark on a rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners sometime in mid-July.

OUTDrew Smyly
SP SEA
5 months ago

Smyly (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

This news comes after Smyly took another step forward Thursday by throwing off a mound. Saturday will be another significant step for Smyly as he'll log a full bullpen session. Given the length of Smyly's absence, he'll likely need a couple additional bullpen sessions before the Mariners map out a rehab assignment for the left-hander.