RP - Kansas City Royals
Will Smith is reportedly the lead candidate to close games for the Royals this season.
Smith recorded 22 saves for the Rangers last season. Barring any more moves made by Kansas City this offseason, it would appear he'll open the season as the closer for the Royals.
Will Smith and the Kansas City Royals are in agreement on a one-year, $5 million contract.
Smith will bring plenty of experience to the bullpen for Kansas City having won the World Series straight years. He re-joins the team he made his MLB debut with.
Will Smith had a solid outing in relief for the Giants on Friday, allowing just one hit and no walks in his one inning pitched, but unfortunately gave up one earned run as the Giants fell to the Rangers by a final score of 2-1.
This performance adds to Smith's season-long stats, which now include 43 games played, a 3.14 ERA, a 0.86 WHIP, and 22 saves.
Will Smith allowed two runs, but still recorded his 20th save on the season against the Marlins.
Smith allowed a two-run home run to Jake Burger, but fortunately for him he entered the inning with the Rangers leading 9-6. It continues to be a committee approach for saves between him and Aroldis Chapman.
Will Smith continued his impressive season, tossing a perfect inning of relief against the White Sox, allowing just one hit while striking out two batters to earn his 19th save of the year.
With a 2.70 ERA and a 0.83 WHIP, Smith has been a reliable force out of the bullpen for the Rangers, boasting a 9.5 K/9 rate and a 5.25 strikeout-to-walk ratio through 40 appearances this season.