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Athletics' Chad Smith: Moved off 40-man roster
The Athletics outrighted Smith to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
He was one of four relief pitchers the Athletics dropped from their 40-man roster Monday, as right-hander Tayler Scott was also outrighted along with lefties Anthony Kay and Easton Lucas. The 28-year-old Smith made 10 appearances out of the Oakland bullpen in 2023, logging a 6.59 ERA and 9:7 K:BB across 13.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Resides on Triple-A IL
Triple-A Las Vegas placed Smith on its 7-day injured list Aug. 12 with an unspecified injury.
After the Athletics demoted him to Triple-A on July 25, Smith turned in seven scoreless appearances out of the Las Vegas bullpen before he was blown up for five earned runs on three hits and one walk while recording just one out in an Aug. 11 appearance versus Sacramento. He landed on the IL a day later and is without a clear timeline for a return.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Optioned to Triple-A
Smith was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Smith holds a 6.59 ERA in 10 relief appearances with Oakland this season. He's clearing out to make room for Angel Felipe's return from paternity leave.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Takes second loss Sunday
Smith (1-2) took the loss against the Astros on Sunday, allowing an earned run on a solo home run over 1.2 innings. He also issued a walk and hit a batter.
Smith paid for his one mistake, a slider that Mauricio Dubon blasted 404 feet to left center for a go-ahead homer in the ninth. Smith has now allowed at least one earned run in five straight appearances, another rough patch in a season that's seen him pitch to a 6.59 ERA, 1.61 WHIP and 1.3 HR/9 while also posting an unsightly 1.29 K/BB across 13.2 innings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Back in big leagues
Smith's contract was selected by the Athletics on Saturday.
Smith owns a 6.75 ERA and 9:6 K:BB in 12 major-league innings this season, and his 7.88 ERA and 18.9 percent walk rate in 24 Triple-A frames doesn't paint an optimistic picture either. He'll presumably be limited to low-leverage situations and may not stick around once Angel Felipe returns from the paternity list.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Outrighted to Triple-A
Smith cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday.
Smith is no longer on the Athletics' 40-man roster but will remain in their organization. The 28-year-old has struggled in both the majors (6.75 ERA) and minors (9.61 ERA) this season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Dropped from 40-man roster
Smith was designated for assignment by the Athletics on Tuesday.
Smith allowed nine earned runs over 12 innings of relief earlier this season with the A's and was showing a brutal 9.61 ERA in 19.2 innings at Triple-A Las Vegas. The 28-year-old right-hander is now off the 40-man roster.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Optioned to Triple-A
Smith was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas by the Athletics on Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
Smith has put up a 6.75 ERA over nine relief appearances with Oakland this season. His vacated bullpen spot will be taken by Yacksel Rios.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Called up Friday
Smith was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
Smith will return to the big leagues after being sent down in late April, as Richard Lovelady (elbow) was placed on the 15-day injured list Friday in a corresponding move. Smith has produced a 6.30 ERA and 1.60 WHIP with six strikeouts over 10 innings in eight appearances for Oakland this season.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Optioned to Triple-A
The Athletics optioned Smith to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
With Drew Rucinski (hamstring) returning from the injured list Friday, Smith will serve as the roster casualty for the A's. The 27-year-old reliever holds a 6.30 ERA and 1.60 WHIP through 10 innings this season, and he will likely need to make some adjustments in the minors before he can rejoin the MLB roster.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Saddled with loss Wednesday
Smith (1-1) took the loss against the Cubs on Wednesday, allowing two earned runs on two walks over two-thirds of an inning.
Smith's control was nowhere to be seen, as he found the strike zone on only five of his 16 pitches after initially inducing an inning-ending groundout from Nico Hoerner when first entering in the fifth. Smith opened the sixth with back-to-back walks before getting the hook and then watched Sam Moll eventually allow both runners to score. Smith has been up and down during his first four appearances, generating scoreless efforts in two of them while allowing a total of three earned runs over 3.1 innings in the other pair of outings.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Grabs win in debut
Smith (1-0), called up from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the day, notched the win against the Orioles on Wednesday, firing two scoreless innings during which he allowed a hit and recorded three strikeouts.
Smith had pitched to a 2.25 ERA across four innings over three relief appearances with the Aviators, and he carried over the momentum into his Athletics regular-season debut. Smith benefitted from a favorable decision on his behalf by the official scorer, which declined to award Jeurys Familia -- who preceded Smith and was still in the game when the Athletics went ahead for good in the eighth -- the victory due to his brief and ineffective stint on the mound, per the Associated Press. Smith is likely to remain in lower-leverage scenarios during Domingo Acevedo's (back) stay on the injured list.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Called up from Triple-A
The Athletics recalled Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
Smith will be the replacement in the bullpen for Domingo Acevedo, who was placed on the 15-day injured list with a left lower-back strain. He'll likely operate in the middle innings while he's up with Oakland.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Sent to Triple-A
The Athletics optioned Smith to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Smith got off to a rough start in the Cactus League, but the right-hander was solid to end the spring season to finish with a 3.12 ERA and 1.04 WHIP over 8.2 innings. The 27-year-old will likely be an up-and-down depth option for the Oakland bullpen throughout 2023.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Settling down after rough debut
Smith has pitched to a 5.79 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 7:3 K:BB across 4.2 innings in four Cactus League appearances.
Smith struggled out of the gate in his Athletics debut against the Diamondbacks on Feb. 25, getting tagged for three earned runs on three hits and a walk over one inning. However, the veteran right-hander has bounced back to fire 3.2 scoreless, one-hit frames. Smith has flashed some solid swing-and-miss stuff and a penchant for keeping the ball in the park throughout his minor-league career before getting his first MLB opportunity with the Rockies in 2022, during which control issues (7.5 BB/9 across 18 innings) helped lead to a bloated 7.50 ERA and 1.72 WHIP.... See More ... See Less
Athletics' Chad Smith: Traded to Oakland
Smith was traded to the Athletics from the Rockies in exchange for Jeff Criswell on Tuesday.
Smith received his first taste of major-league action in 2022, recording a 7.50 ERA and 1.72 WHIP over 18 innings out of the bullpen. Smith has always been able to strike out batters at an exceptional rate, though he's often struggled to limit walks.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chad Smith: Back in big leagues
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Thursday.
Smith has had brief stints with the big-league club this season and will rejoin the Rockies' bullpen since active rosters expanded to 28 players Thursday. He's posted a 3.09 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 35 innings over 32 appearances at the Triple-A level this year but should serve mainly as a middle reliever now that he's back in the majors.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chad Smith: Gets demoted
The Rockies optioned Smith to Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday.
Smith's latest stint in the big leagues lasted all of three days. He made one appearance out of the bullpen for Colorado, striking out three over two scoreless frames in a game Wednesday against the Padres.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chad Smith: Rejoins major-league club
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Wednesday.
Smith had a one-day stint with the Rockies in mid-July and will return to the major-league roster Wednesday. The 27-year-old has given up seven earned runs across 3.1 frames in three appearances for Colorado this year.... See More ... See Less
Rockies' Chad Smith: Back in majors
Smith was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque on Friday, Kyle Newman of The Denver Post reports.
The right-hander was demoted by the Rockies on June 19 but will return to the majors with fellow reliever Carlos Estevez moving to the paternity list. Smith has appeared in three games for Colorado this year and has given up seven earned runs over 3.1 innings.... See More ... See Less
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