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Red Sox | Carson Smith to have Tommy John surgery

Tue, 24 May 2016 07:42:36 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, May 24, and miss the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Smith had some value in the bullpen for ratios, but he can be dropped in all formats. Koji Uehara and Junichi Tazawa will continue to bridge the gap to Craig Kimbrel, and both are worth consideration in deeper leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Red Sox | Carson Smith back to DL

Fri, 20 May 2016 12:55:04 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) was placed on the disabled list Friday, May 20, and he underwent an MRI exam on his right forearm. The team is awaiting the results.

Fantasy Tip: Smith helped fantasy owners last season with a 11.8 K/9, 13 saves and a 2.31 ERA. However, this will be his second trip to the disabled list this year, and there are very few formats -- if any -- where stashing him is advised. It might be worth waiting for the MRI results, but a serious injury announcement likely looms. Koji Uehara, Junichi Tazawa and Matt Barnes are the Boston relievers seeing the most innings behind closer Craig Kimbrel, and Uehara is the best add as a speculative source of saves.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CSNNE.com - Sean McAdam

Red Sox | More forearm problems for Carson Smith

Wed, 18 May 2016 11:02:15 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) is dealing with more soreness in his right forearm, and he could return to the disabled list, according to manager John Farrell. Smith hasn't pitched since last Saturday, and the team will see how he feels after his next outing.

Fantasy Tip: Smith, when healthy, is valuable to owners in deeper leagues even without save chances. He posted an 11.8 K/9 last year but has only two strikeouts in his 2 2/3 innings of work so far this year. His forearm issues are clearly bothering him. Until he shows that he's past his arm issues, you might want to go in another direction.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Michael Silverman

Red Sox | Carson Smith activated

Tue, 03 May 2016 10:34:39 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 3, and he'll be available to pitch Tuesday night.

Fantasy Tip: While Smith won't have a chance at saves unless injuries open up a more prominent late-inning role, Smith's strikeout stuff deserves consideration for a roster spot in AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues. In 70 innings for the Mariners last year, Smith fanned 92 hitters (11.8 K/9).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Carson Smith to rehab this weekend

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:26:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) is set for rehab appearances Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, and he'll be available to return from the disabled list Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Check to see if Smith is available in your league. Because of his strikeout dominance, he can be useful in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues without the prospect of accumulating any saves.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Boston Herald - Michael Silverman

Red Sox | Carson Smith back next week?

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:35:34 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) is expected to be activated from the disabled list for the start of Boston's next road trip, which begins Tuesday, May 3.

Fantasy Tip: Smith won't have any save chances unless an injury in the bullpen opens up a more significant role, but his peripherals can be useful (11.8 K/9 last year with Seattle) in deeper mixed and AL-only leagues. Check to see if he's available in your league.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Ian Browne

Red Sox | Carson Smith has approximate return date

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:42:10 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) will require at least three outings in the minors before rejoining the team, including two in consecutive games, and the earliest he could return is Wednesday, May 4, or Thursday, May 5.

Fantasy Tip: Smith returned a 2.31 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and an 11.8 K/9 last year in his rookie season, so there is plenty of value in deep mixed and AL-only leagues without save opportunities. Still, you'll likely want to see him prove his health at the highest level, so don't fret if someone is currently using a roster spot to stash him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Carson Smith to continue throwing

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:50:10 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) is scheduled to pitch in Florida Tuesday, April 19, Thursday, April 21, and Saturday, April 23. He'll need to pitch in a game or two on a rehab assignment before being activated from the disabled list. He will not return before April 27.

Fantasy Tip: Smith may have been sent to the waiver wire in a lot of leagues after his injury, but he can contribute nicely with his peripherals when he's healthy despite not being expected to have any save opportunities in a setup role for Boston. Smith fanned 11.8 hitters per nine innings with Seattle last year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Peter Abraham

Red Sox | Carson Smith to throw bullpen

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 09:12:52 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, April 13.

Fantasy Tip: Even though Smith has started the year off injured and is buried behind several arms in the bullpen for saves, he's still worth owning in deep mixed and AL-only leagues after striking out more than 10 hitters per nine innings in each of his first two seasons in the majors.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Scott Lauber

Red Sox | Carson Smith scheduled for bullpen

Thu, 07 Apr 2016 13:24:47 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, April 10. It will be the first time he has thrown off a mound since being shut down Monday, March 21.

Fantasy Tip: Smith was projected to be a key cog in the bullpen behind closer Craig Kimbrel after the former Mariner returned a 2.31 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and an 11.8 K/9 last year. Smith also saved 13 games, so he holds potential value for those who chase saves. Stay tuned for updates as Smith works his way back to health.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNBoston.com - Scott Lauber