10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
1 week ago

Smith was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with right shoulder inflammation, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith had been cruising along as the Blue Jays' setup man prior to a three-run implosion on June 14, so this may help explain part of his struggles in that contest. However, exact details on the severity of the ailment remain unknown, although the earliest he can return to action is late next week. Leonel Campos will return from Triple-A to fill his spot in the bullpen.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
3 weeks ago

Smith picked up the win after striking out two Yankees in a clean eighth inning Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander has settled in quite comfortably with his new team in 2017. Smith's 2.93 ERA and 1.08 WHIP are his best marks since 2014 with the Angels. He's picked up two wins in his last four appearances, and Smith is Toronto's clear-cut setup man with Jason Grilli having lost the role.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
1 month ago

Smith (1-0) pitched a scoreless inning, allowing one hit with one strikeout in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Smith pitched a scoreless eighth inning, picking up his first win of the season when the Blue Jays scored twice in the bottom of the frame. He has been a welcome addition to the Toronto bullpen after signing as a free agent, ranking 10th in the American League in holds. He's also been punching out hitters with regularity of late, striking out at least one in 13 of his last 14 appearances.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
1 month ago

Smith is in line to take over the team's setup role on a regular basis, the Jays Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

Due to the struggles of Jason Grilli (7.71 ERA and 1.79 WHIP), and Joe Biagini being thrusted into the starting rotation, Smith will see more high-leverage chances moving forward. The 33-year-old owns a career-best 13.3 K/9 and 2.01 FIP through 23 appearances (21 innings) this year. Over his 11-plus seasons, Smith's tallied 187 holds -- fourth-most in MLB history -- 41 wins and 29 saves while only being charged with 27 blown saves over 662 games (all in relief). The right-hander has proven to be reliable in high-leverage situation, and he should be added in all leagues that reward holds. Additionally, he's next in line to take on the closer role if Robert Osuna were to be unavailable for one reason or another.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
2 months ago

Smith has allowed four runs over 12.1 innings out of the bullpen to start the season.

EDGE Analysis

In addition, Smith has 16 strikeouts compared to just three walks and a WHIP that sits just over 1.00. Smith is normally used in close ballgames and recorded his first two holds of the season this past week.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
3 months ago

Smith will not be available out of the Blue Jays' bullpen Saturday, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

EDGE Analysis

After pitching in back-to-back games, Smith will get the night off. Those in daily transaction leagues that count holds will want proceed accordingly. Smith has three strikeouts in three innings so far this season.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
4 months ago

Smith pitched one inning, allowing two runs on three hits while strike out one Tiger in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game.

EDGE Analysis

Smith's spring debut didn't go well as he surrendered a pair of doubles and a hard-hit single before getting out of the frame. The 11-year-veteran's numbers have been headed in the wrong direction in recent seasons, but he's still expected to make the team's Opening Day roster as a middle reliever. With the Jays' bullpen being strong on the back end, Smith will be limited to low-leverage situations.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
5 months ago

Smith reached an agreement Sunday with the Blue Jays on a one-year contract, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a 3.46 ERA and 40:18 K:BB ratio over 52 innings with the Angels and Cubs last season, Smith's numbers took a dramatic step back compared to previous years, forcing the 33-year-old to settle for a short-term contract. Though the Blue Jays lack much high-end talent in their bullpen, Smith will still likely have to settle for low-leverage middle relief duties with his new team, as Jason Grilli and Joe Biagini profile as the top setup men for closer Roberto Osuna.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
10 months ago

Smith (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

After completing a rehab stint at Triple-A Iowa, Smith will join the Cubs after spending only the minimum 15 days on the DL. Coincidentally, his return lines up with roster expansion, so the Cubs are able to activate him without a corresponding move. Smith figures to play a key role down the stretch as a late-inning reliever.

10DJoe Smith
RP TOR
10 months ago

Smith (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Cubs have not outlined a clear plan for Smith's rehab but it would seem he has a chance to return when eligible, which just happens to be Sept. 1 when rosters expand. Smith allowed three home runs in his first six appearances with the Cubs (spanning 3.2 innings), but he will likely play a prominent role down the stretch as part of the bridge to closer Aroldis Chapman.