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Carson Smith to undergo season-ending shoulder surgery

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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.