Joe Smith

Joe Smith

RP - HOU
Age: 35College: Wright StateBats: RThrows: R

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Joe Smith activated from the DL

Joe Smith was reinstated from the 10-day DL on Tuesday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

Fantasy Impact

Smith has been on the disabled list with an elbow injury, but after a pair of rehab appearances in the minors he is ready to rejoin the Astros bullpen. In 23 appearances this season, Smith owns a 5.49 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. Those numbers speak to his lack of fantasy relevance.

Dan Schalk1 year ago
Joe Smith earns his first win as an Astro

Joe Smith came on in relief and recorded one out before being relieved for Chris Devenski. The Astros beat the Rangers 3-2.

Fantasy Impact

The one batter and one out Joe Smith recorded was enough to earn his first victory in an Astros uniform. Smith doesn't offer a lot of fantasy value, being used as a situational reliever with zero save opportunities he is probably waiver wire fodder in your league.

Dan Schalk2 years ago
Joe Smith signs with the Astros

The Astros have signed Joe Smith, pending a physical, according to Brian McTaggart.

Fantasy Impact

Relievers are flying off the board at the Winter Meetings, and Smith represented one of the few reliable hurlers left. Smith split last season between the Blue Jays and Indians, posting a 3.33 ERA in 59 games, striking out 71 and walking 10 in 54 innings. He should slide in as one of the primary setup men for Ken Giles, who received a vote of confidence as the closer earlier this offseason.

Dan Harris2 years ago
Joe Smith picks up 15th hold

Cleveland Indians reliever Joe Smith pitched a scoreless eighth inning against the Rays on Saturday, earning his 15th hold of the season. Smith struck out two and did not allow a hit in the frame as the Indians went on to win 3-0.

Fantasy Impact

Smith hasn't allowed a run in four appearances since being acquired by the Indians at the trade deadline. On the year, he has a 2.90 ERA, 15 holds, and 56 strikeouts. He should continue to serve as Cleveland's setup man while Andrew Miller is on the DL.

Matthew Terelle2 years ago
Joe Smith traded to Cleveland Indians

Joe Smith has been traded from the Toronto Blue Jays to the Cleveland Indians, according to Ken Rosenthal on Twitter.

Fantasy Impact

The side-arming reliever was just activated from the disabled list on Saturday, so the Indians will likely want him to clear a medical evaluation before finalizing the deal. Smith joins a crowded Indians bullpen that already has talented relievers in Andrew Miller, Bryan Shaw, Cody Allan, Zach McAllister, and others, and his role will likely fluctuate from game to game based on how Terry Francona deploys his relievers. He should receive a decent amount of chances for holds, but nothing is guaranteed in a bullpen like Cleveland's.

Mike Maher2 years ago