Joe Smith
RP FA
3 months ago

Smith notched his first save of the season Friday by recording the final out in a 3-2 victory over the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Cody Allen blew the save in the bottom of the eighth inning and then loaded the bases with two outs in the ninth after allowing three singles, forcing manager Terry Francona to bring in Smith to finish things off. The veteran righty now has a 2.53 ERA, 0.47 WHIP and 10:0 K:BB in 10 appearances (10.2 innings) since returning to Cleveland at the end of July.

Joe Smith
RP FA
3 months ago

Smith struck out two Rays over a perfect inning Saturday to pick up his 15th hold of the year.

EDGE Analysis

With Andrew Miller (knee) sidelined, Smith is getting his fair share of work since being traded to Cleveland from Toronto. In four appearances since the move, Smith has picked up two holds while allowing just one hit over 4.2 scoreless innings. He seems to have worked his way into the setup role in Miller's absence.

Joe Smith
RP FA
4 months ago

Smith was traded to the Indians on Monday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has been one of the top relievers out of the Blue Jays' bullpen this season, compiling a 3.28 ERA and a 51:10 K:BB in 35.2 innings pitched this season. He'll now slot in as one of the top options out of the Indians' bullpen, although he'll likely remain behind Cody Allen and Andrew Miller in the pecking order for saves in Cleveland.

Joe Smith
RP FA
4 months ago

Smith (shoulder) was activated from the disabled list Saturday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith ultimately missed just over a month of action due to a bout of shoulder inflammation, but he seems to be back to full health now after a few rehab appearances. He'll look to reclaim his spot as the top setup man for closer Roberto Osuna as he and Chris Smith enter the fold to replace Jeff Beliveau and Aaron Sanchez (finger) on the active roster.

Joe Smith
RP FA
4 months ago

Smith (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Saturday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

The reliever is reportedly with the team already, but given how overworked the bullpen is at the moment, the Blue Jays will wait a day to activate Smith. No word has come forth as to what the corresponding move will be to get him on the active roster, but things should clear up as Saturday's game time approaches.

Joe Smith
RP FA
4 months ago

Smith (shoulder) will join the team in Cleveland on Friday after partaking in another rehab appearance, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has been out since June 14 with right shoulder inflammation, but appears to be coming to the end of his stint on the disabled list. He will make his third rehab appearance in the minors after pitching Friday and Monday with Triple-A Buffalo. Barring any setbacks, Smith should be able to slide right back into his role out of Toronto's bullpen, earning high-leverage situations upon his arrival.

Joe Smith
RP FA
4 months ago

Smith (shoulder) was activated off the disabled list Wednesday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith was put on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation June 19, but the rehab is over and the reliever is ready to return to the Blue Jays' bullpen. He was striking out 36.7 percent of batters he was facing and was holding hitters to a .235 average before the injury and will now look to reclaim his role as primary set-up man for closer Roberto Osuna.

Joe Smith
RP FA
4 months ago

Smith (shoulder) will make one more rehab appearance at Triple-A Buffalo before rejoining the Jays next week in Boston, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has been out nearly a month, but the club appears comfortable with the right-hander logging just two rehab games. The reliever owns a 3.41 ERA with an impressive 47:8 K:BB through 31.2 innings (34 appearances) this season. With 11 holds already logged, Smith should have a shot at notching 20-plus holds before the campaign ends.

Joe Smith
RP FA
4 months ago

Smith (shoulder) tossed an 11-pitch inning, allowing a hit and notching a strikeout in his first rehab appearance Friday with Triple-A Buffalo, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old veteran is a bit behind the expected recovery schedule, but there's been no reports of a major setback. Smith, who owned a fine-looking 1.14 WHIP with 11 holds in 34 games before the injury, should be back in the Jays bullpen very soon.

Joe Smith
RP FA
4 months ago

Smith (shoulder) threw off a mound Sunday and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday before beginning a rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Smith has been sidelined with right shoulder inflammation since June 19 but has progressed well over the past few weeks and is set to begin the final stages of his rehab regimen. Barring any setbacks, his current rehab schedule suggests that the 33-year-old may be able to rejoin the Blue Jays' bullpen shortly after the All-Star break.