Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

MLB News

Smith has season-ending shoulder surgery

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)
June 12, 2018

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox right-handed reliever Carson Smith 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

BALTIMORE -- Red Sox right-handed reliever Carson Smith 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.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore.