Red Sox reliever Carson Smith will undergo season-ending surgery on his right shoulder on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.
Smith injured his shoulder last month throwing his glove in the dugout after a less-than-stellar outing against the Athletics. Smith, however, said his shoulder issue had more to do with overuse, which manager Alex Cora disagreed with.
Smith, 28, ends his 2018 season with a 3.77 ERA and an 18/6 K/BB ratio over 14 1/3 innings. Due to various injury woes, he has logged a grand total of 23 2/3 innings over three seasons since the Red Sox acquired him from the Mariners in December 2015.
David Price has opted out of the 2020 season. he’s the biggest star to do so to date. He said the that he will not play the 2020 season, citing health concerns because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Price joins Ryan Zimmerman and Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals, Ian Desmond of the Colorado Rockies, Mike Leake of the Arizona Diamondbacks, and free agent Tyson Ross on the list of players who have chosen not to take part in the season.
Price, who was traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Dodgers in a five-player deal in February, previously agreed to pay more than 200 Dodgers minor leaguers $1,000 each to make up for lost wages. He was poised to enter the fifth season of a seven-year, $217 million contract he signed with the Red Sox in December of 2015. Per the terms of the agreement between the MLBPA and MLB, Price will not be paid for the 2020 season.