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Mon, 06 May 2013 15:11:22 -0700
The Cleveland Indians placed RP Vinnie Pestano (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow tendonitis Monday, May 6, and recalled RP Nick Hagadone from the minors in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Joe Smith will now be serving as the eighth-inning setup bridge to Chris Perez, but Smith doesn't carry any real threat of stealing save opportunities from Perez unless an injury occurs or he needs a rest. Smith is only worth owning in deep AL leagues with Pestano out.
Sat, 04 May 2013 12:11:27 -0700
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said he will use RP Joe Smith as his eighth-inning pitcher for the foreseeable future because RP Vinnie Pestano (elbow) has been bothered recently by a "cranky" elbow. He hasn't pitched since Sunday, April 28, and has only made two appearances since April 22. Pestano threw a bullpen session Saturday, May 4, but the team will wait to see how his elbow responds before determining the next step.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 21:43:48 -0800
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Wednesday, March 6, that RP Joe Smith (abdomen) felt fine one day after making his spring debut. "I think he said he was a little tight, but nothing (to worry about)," Francona said. He's really taken care of himself really well. The fact that he came out and pounded strike after strike after strike, that was really encouraging."
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 16:50:07 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Joe Smith (abdominal) made his spring debut Tuesday, March 5, and he threw 13 of his 14 pitches for strikes while allowing two runs. Despite the late start, Smith is a lock for the bullpen along with RPs Chris Perez and Vinnie Pestano.
Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:01:12 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Joe Smith (abdominal) threw a 28-pitch live batting practice session Thursday, Feb. 28, and he might be cleared for his spring debut next week.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 18:17:36 -0800
Cleveland Indians SP Joe Smith (oblique) threw a 20-minute bullpen session Wednesday, Feb. 20, and reportedly felt fine. Manager Terry Francona said Friday, Feb. 22, Smith will throw a 30-pitch session.
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 12:53:14 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Joe Smith (oblique) played catch Tuesday, Feb. 19, and will throw off a mound Wednesday, Feb. 20.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:00:28 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians P Joe Smith (oblique) said his injury isn't going to affect his readiness to begin the season on time. "I'm already throwing from 75 feet," Smith said Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Wed, 13 Feb 2013 08:26:11 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Joe Smith (oblique) isn't concerned about his oblique injury and said he'll pitch off a mound soon.
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:44:35 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SP Joe Smith (abdominal) will be on the slow track for the next 10 days to two weeks because of a strained abdominal muscle. "We don't want a little problem to become a big one," manager Terry Francona said Tuesday, Feb. 12.