May 17, 2008

RHP Chris Smith Added To Pen

The Red Sox will have an extra arm in the bullpen tomorrow, as they call up right-handed pitcher Chris Smith from Pawtucket and send outfielder Jonathan Van Every back down.

Sox Prospects on Smith:
Average fastball with power breaking curve. ... Throws off-speed pitches for strikes, often at unexpected counts. Pounds the strike zone with great command, doesn't walk many batters. Also has an effective knuckle-curve.
Smith, who turned 27 last month, has pitched in 10 games for the PawSox this season -- four starts and six relief appearances:
         G   IP    H   BB    K    ERA   AVG
Start 4 21 14 6 18 1.71 .187
Relief 6 10 7 1 10 0.90 .189
10 31 21 7 28 1.45 .188
Van Every played in one game.

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