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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||12.00||10.00||0.00||3.55||1.14||169.00||46.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Shoulder - Expected to be placed on 15-day DL|
|vs Cleveland|| 12.0||1||0|| 3.00||0||7||12|
|vs LHB|| 46.0||0||0|| 2.54||0||6||46|
|vs RHB|| 107.0||0||0|| 3.53||0||36||87|
|12/27/2014||Drew Smyly, SP TB||Rusney Castillo, CF BOS|
|12/26/2014||Travis d'Arnaud, C NYM|
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|Leonys Martin, CF TEX|
Corey Kluber, SP CLE
|12/26/2014||Alex Cobb, SP TB|
Andrew Cashner, SP SD
Yovani Gallardo, SP TEX
Jake Odorizzi, SP TB
Drew Smyly, SP TB
|Jon Lester, SP CHC|
Chris Sale, SP CHW
Miguel Gonzalez, SP BAL
Hector Santiago, SP LAA
|Last 10 Games|
Rays' Cobb, Smyly, Colome progressing towards return
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) Rays manager Kevin Cash said Monday he's pleased with the progress of injured starting pitchers Alex Cobb (forearm), Drew Smyly (shoulder) and Alex Colome (illness), MLB.com reports.
"Especially [with] Colome," Cash said. "His wasn't an arm issue. Just putting weight back on. He just had a two-week delay there. But from all reports, when you ask them how's it going, there hasn't been anything given why we wouldn't be optimistic."
Smyly threw a bullpen session Sunday and is scheduled to face hitters in a batting-practice session Wednesday. After following that with another batting-practice session, he could progress to minor-league games and would need to get stretched out and ready for the regular season.
"Depending on need," Cash said. "If he got up to 75 pitches, does that help us? Or do we want to build him up to 105? We'd have to talk to him about that."
Cash added that there's a chance Smyly could rejoin the rotation by the end of April.
Colome threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and is set to throw 50 pitches Tuesday. Cobb played catch Monday for the second time and said all went well.
Rays SP Drew Smyly set for two rounds of live batting practice
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(3/30/15) Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly emerged from his bullpen session Sunday without any issues, so he is now scheduled to throw batting practice Wednesday and Saturday before he starts throwing in rehab games, per the Tampa Bay Times.
Manager Kevin Cash said Smyly's return to the rotation depends on whether the teams want to stretch him out to 75 or 105 pitches, per The Tampa Tribune. Smyly is targeting an April return.
Rays pitcher Drew Smyly targeting April for a return to the mound
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/29/15) Rays pitcher Drew Smyly threw a fourth bullpen session Sunday to rehab from shoulder tendinitis and his hoping to be back in action in April, reports the Tampa Bay Times.
"I'm very hopeful that I'll be pitching in April, for sure," he said. "Something would have to go wrong, there'd be a step backward for me not to pitch in April I feel like."
Smyly is hoping to throw batting practice at some point this week.
Rays pitcher Drew Smyly scheduled to throw bullpen Sunday
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/28/15) Rays pitcher Drew Smyly is expected to throw a bullpen session Sunday and could throw live batting practice during his next throwing session, according to manager Kevin Cash per the Tampa Bay Times.
Smyly, who is recovering shoulder tendinitis, has thrown two bullpen sessions since picking up the injury. There is still hope Smyly will be able to pitch in a game before the end of spring training.
Rays' Cash: Drew Smyly 'all good' after bullpen session on Thursday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(3/26/15) Rays starting pitcher Drew Smyly completed a bullpen session without any issues on Thursday, according to MLB.com.
"Smyly was all good," manager Kevin Cash told reporters.
Smyly is working his way back from shoulder tendinitis. At this point, it remains unlikely that he'll pitch in a game this spring.
|2014 summary: Drew Smyly had trouble getting on a roll with the Tigers, as inconsistent performance and occasional skipped starts made him a frustration to own in Fantasy. Owners who held on to him or picked him up after his July trade to the Rays were rewarded in a big way. In seven starts with Tampa Bay, Smyly went 3-1 with a 1.70 ERA and an 0.76 WHIP, as high swinging strike (12 percent) and popup (16 percent) rates made him tough to get a hit against.|
Playing time status: A restriction on Smyly's workload limited him to 153 innings last season, which looked like it could be an issue later this season, but now that he's likely to begin the year on the DL, any thoughts of an innings limit may be moot. The injury itself doesn't seem like a big deal -- shoulder tendinitis, the Rays are calling it -- but because it developed midway through spring training, Smy could potentially miss all of April.
2015 outlook: It's hard to imagine that Smyly could sustain the level of success he had in his short time with the Rays last year, but it speaks to the potential he has as a must-start option in standard mixed leagues. Given his strong flyball tendencies, Smyly still appears to be risky when pitching in venues that are tougher on pitchers than Tropicana Field. Despite the possible need to sit Smyly in his tougher weeks, he is still worth a late-round pick in standard mixed leagues.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/31/15||@ BAL||1:05 pm|| |
|3/31/15||BOS||1:05 pm|| |
|4/1/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm|| |
|4/2/15||@ PHI||1:05 pm|| |
|4/3/15||@ DET||1:05 pm|| |
|4/4/15||DET||12:35 pm|| |
|4/6/15||BAL||3:10 pm|| |
= probable start