Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Sox Suffer Huge Blow: Carson Smith To Get Tommy John

The Red Sox have announced that relief pitcher Carson Smith—relied upon to be a key part of a late-inning bridge to Craig Kimbrel—will undergo Tommy John surgery and be lost for the year. This raises multiple questions about how Boston goes forward—whether they rely on a combination of overworked set-up men like Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara—or make a trade for a Smith replacement. Stay tuned.