Smith is a pitcher many Angel fans have been asking about. Smith was supposed to make a couple of starts last September to get some major league experience in hopes that he might be ready to compete for roster spot this Spring. However that didn’t happen as he was shut down due to arm soreness in early September.
Smith did get invited to Spring Training and pitched in two games throwing four innings allowing two runs and striking out five batters and was sent to Salt Lake in mid-March. However, he was placed on the seven day DL by the Bees twice in the first month of their season. He did pitch one game for the Bees going 5.2 innings allowing only one hit and no runs while striking out batters.
Smith was just sent out to the Arizona Rookie League where he has made one start on Saturday going two innings allowing no runs and striking out two batters. It was a positive sign for Smith and the Angels. We will keep you updated on his progress as you may see Smith in the majors during the September call-up period if he is healthy.