Thursday, April 21, 2016

Carson Smith's Re-Hab Is Slightly Ahead Of Schedule

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Hold on, Red Sox bullpen, there may be reinforcements soon! Multiple sources are reporting that the rehab process for injured reliever Carson Smith is ahead of schedule. In fact, Smith has moved beyond simulated games to actual games. Says manager John Farrell, "He's advancing pretty good here. The change to a game versus a sim game was because of how well he's responded to the work so far." The plan is for another real game, a re-assessment and then a minor league rehab assignment. The best estimate for a return to the major league bullpen is Friday, April 29th against The Evil Ones. Smith will eventually slot in somewhere among Junichi Tazawa, Koji Uehara and Craig Kimbrel—spelling all of them.