Boston Red Sox / Carson Smith

Carson Smith To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Posted On: Jun 12, 2018   |   Posted By: MLB Trade Rumors

Red Sox reliever Carson Smith is set to undergo shoulder surgery tomorrow, the team announced to reporters ( Twitter link via Rob Bradford of WEEI.com). The operation will likely put an end to the 28-year-old's season.
It's the latest setback in what is becoming an increasingly injury-plagued career for Smith, who missed the majority of the 2016 and 2017 seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Tomorrow's surgery will repair a subluxation in his throwing shoulder, which the right-hander reportedly incurred after angrily tossing his glove out of frustration following a poor outing last month. However, there's additional damage in his shoulder, it seems, as head athletic trainer Brad Pearson tells reporters that Smith also has some tearing in the labrum ( Twitter link via the Boston Globe's Alex Speier).
Originally acquired by the Red Sox in the Dec. 2015 trade that sent Wade Miley and Jonathan Aro to the Mariners, Smith has spent three seasons in the organization but pitched just 20 innings at the...

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