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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.

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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.

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Red Sox | Carson Smith throwing

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:06:14 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) is still throwing off flat ground.

Fantasy Tip: There remains no timetable for Smith to return to action following a forearm strain. Smith's strikeout stuff makes him valuable to fantasy owners in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues without being in line for any saves in Boston's bullpen. Keep an eye on his progress, but in traditional mixed leagues you can leave him on the waiver wire.

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Red Sox | Carson Smith has muscle strain

Tue, 22 Mar 2016 12:25:42 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) has a strain in his flexor mass muscle. He will go on the disabled list for an unspecified period of time.

Fantasy Tip: Smith will pitch this year but a timetable has not been determined. This is a big setback for Boston because Smith was projected as a setup guy behind Craig Kimbrel. Koji Uehara will get plenty of chances as the setup man and potential closer while Smith is out.

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Red Sox | Carson Smith set to meet with physician

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:29:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) and manager John Farrell are both concerned about the reliever's forearm, and Smith is scheduled to visit with a doctor Monday, March 21. Smith was forced from his spring training outing with tightness and cramping in his right forearm after just five pitches Monday.

Fantasy Tip: Reiterating a previous tip, Smith is a key cog for the Boston bullpen and a potential saves vulture. He struck out 92 batters through 70 innings last season with a 2.31 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP, and he would only have to beat out veteran Koji Uehara for the closer role should Craig Kimbrel falter or suffer an injury. Stay tuned for updates.

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

Red Sox | Carson Smith exits spring outing

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:17:06 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Carson Smith (forearm) left his spring training outing with a cramp in his forearm Monday, March 21.

Fantasy Tip: Smith is firmly behind closer Craig Kimbrel and likely behind Koji Uehara in the Boston saves race, but Smith did have a solid 2015 season and holds value in cavernous mixed and AL-only leagues. Smith returned 13 saves with a 2.31 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP and an 11.8 K/9. And at 26, he is likely a safer replacement than Uehara who turns 41 before the season starts should Kimbrel suffer an injury. Stay tuned for updates on the injury front.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Buster Olney