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38 Joe Smith RP
Height/Weight: 6-2/210 | Birthdate: 3/22/1984 | Birthplace: Cincinnati, OH | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Wright State | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $3,150,000 | Owned/Started%: 4/3 | Average Draft Position: 393.71
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Angels officially ink Joe Smith


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/27/2013) The Angels officially signed pitcher Joe Smith to a three-year, $15.75-million deal Wednesday. Smith went 6-2 with a 2.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 54:23 K:BB ratio in 63 innings with the Indians last season.

Angels sign Joe Smith to three-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) The Angels signed reliever Joe Smith to a three-year deal worth roughly $16 million, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Smith posted a 2.29 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP over 63 innings last season. The 29-year-old also struck out 54 and walked 23 over that span.

Joe Smith an Angels target


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/21/2013) The Angels are pursuing free agent reliever Joe Smith, according to ESPN.com. The Rockies have expressed interest in the right-hander as well. Smith had a 2.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 70 appearances for the Indians last season.

Rockies targeting Jose Veras and Joe Smith for 'pen


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(11/6/2013) The Denver Post reports that the Rockies are interested in signing free agent relievers Jose Veras and Joe Smith.

Veras started the 2013 season as the Astros' closer, but was traded to the Tigers midseason, where he settled into a setup role. Between the two stops, Veras went 0-5 with a 3.02 ERA and 21 saves.

Smith appeared in 70 games for the Indians and posted a 6-2 record with a 2.29 ERA.


Scott Kazmir among Indians' free agents


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) In addition to starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez, who was extended a qualifying offer, the Indians have had several players declare free agency, including starting pitcher Scott Kazmir, relief pitcher Matt Albers, relief pitcher Rich Hill, catcher Kelly Shoppach and relief pitcher Joe Smith.

Joe Smith earns one-out save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2013) Indians reliever Joe Smith recorded the final out of Thursday's game against Twins for his third save of the season.

The right-hander relived Chris Perez, who allowed four runs in the ninth. Smith worked his way around a base hit and a walk as he struck out Oswaldo Arcia swinging for the final out of the night, preserving a 6-5 victory.

Smith owns a 2.32 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 62 innings pitched.

Joe Smith nets second save in extra innings


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2013) Indians reliever Joe Smith earned his second save of the year Wednesday in Minnesota. After Cleveland took a 9-8 lead, Smith pitched the bottom of the 12th for the save. 

Smith struck out a batter over a perfect inning. Chris Perez got the win after blowing the save in the 10th. Smith needed just nine pitches and lowered his ERA to 2.74. 


Vinnie Pestano removed from eighth-inning role


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2013) Indians manager Terry Francona has removed reliever Vinnie Pestano from the eighth-inning setup role until further notice, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Monday. Francona wants Pestano to regain his pitches and confidence. Joe Smith will take over the role. 

Pestano gave up a game-tying home run to Detroit's Torii Hunter in the eighth inning of Sunday's victory. 

"We talked to Vinnie today," said Francona on Monday. "Since he came back from his down time with his arm, we've seen glimpses of the old Vinnie, but there have been some inconsistencies. I told him that in the immediate future, instead of just giving him the eighth inning every time, we'll try to pitch him in games that set up a little better for him. We want to get that confidence rolling. Once he gets back on a roll, we'll get him back in a designated role."


Vinnie Pestano tabbed interim closer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) Indians manager Terry Francona said Monday that reliver Vinnie Pestano will be the first option to close games with Chris Perez on the disabled list. That honor will not go to Joe Smith or Cody Allen, MLB.com reports. 

The 28-year-old Pestano just blew his second save after he allowed four runs on four hits and two walks over an inning in Boston Saturday. He's gone 1-1 with four holds, two blown saves and a 5.25 ERA. 


Cleveland in search of closer


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2013) The Indians are in need of a closer and there is currently no word on who that will be after the Tribe placed Chris Perez on the disabled list Monday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Cleveland called up Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus, but he'll be middle relief help. The logical choices are Joe Smith and Cody Allen, and Brett Myers also has experience closing games. That said, Myers has been used as a starter for Cleveland and is also on the shelf.

Vinnie Pestano could be another option, but he just came off the DL and has shown lowered velocity to this point.

Joe Smith records first career save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2013) Indians reliever Joe Smith came on to pitch the bottom of the 11th inning Wednesday night in Toronto. Cleveland called upon Smith after Mark Reynolds homered to take a one-run lead as Chris Perez already had blown a save.

Smith went 1-2-3 in the 11th as he struck out a batter and secured the Cleveland victory for his first career save. He'd made 370 career appearances before notching his first save. 


Smith healthy again for Tribe


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(2/17/2013) Cleveland reliever Joe Smith has declared himself "ready to go" after he was able to play catch for a second straight day Sunday, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Smith was dealing with an oblique issue that he's put behind him. "He's going exactly as we hoped," said Indians manager Terry Francona. "He'll be just fine."

Smith making progress


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2013) Cleveland reliever Joe Smith, who is dealing with a left oblique injury, played catch up to a distance of 105 feet with no issues during Saturday's workout, according to MLB.com. Smith is expected to take a day off Sunday before resuming his program Monday. "He's doing really well," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "He's going exactly like we hoped and he'll be just fine."

Smith takes another day off


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/14/2013) Indians reliever Joe Smith (left oblique) took a day off from throwing on Thursday, according to MLB.com. Smith, who is already 7-10 days behind the other pitchers in camp, is scheduled to resume his throwing program Friday. According to the report, Smith may be cleared to throw off a mound by the end of next week, barring any sort of setbacks.

Smith behind other pitchers


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(2/12/2013) Cleveland reliever Joe Smith is dealing with a left oblique injury and is perhaps 7-10 days behind the other pitchers in camp, reports MLB.com. He could be closer to two weeks behind the other pitchers. He's currently playing catch.