Breaking - Carson Smith To Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
Carson Smith, we barely knew you.

The Red Sox announced that reliever Carson Smith is undergoing Tommy John surgery on Tuesday in New York City to repair his ulnar collateral ligament. Mets team Medical Director Dr. David Altchek will perform the procedure.

Smith was picked up by Boston in an off-season trade that sent Jonathan Aro and Wade Miley to the Mariners. He was expected to fill a set-up role in what was regarded as one of the best bullpens in the majors.

He missed the end of spring training with what was called a a strained flexor mass muscle. He started the season on the disabled list and didn't make his 2016 debut until May 3rd. Smith made three appearances for the Red Sox this year going 2.2 innings.

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