Smith has season-ending shoulder surgery

June 12th, 2018
Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Carson Smith (39) wipes his face after pitching in the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)Steven Senne/AP

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox right-handed reliever underwent season-ending surgery on Wednesday in New York for a partial labrum tear and subluxation in his pitching shoulder. The procedure was performed by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
The injury occurred on a freak accident when Smith threw his glove in frustration after pitching against the A's on May 14. Smith missed most of the 2016 season and last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
The Red Sox obtained Smith in a 2015 trade with the Mariners, but he has pitched just 23 2/3 innings since that time. This season, Smith was 1-1 with a 3.77 ERA in 18 relief appearances.