Red Sox reliever Smith injures shoulder throwing glove

Reliever Carson Smith reacts after giving up a home run Monday night. He threw his glove after leaving the game and injured his shoulder

Carson Smith Throws Glove In Frustration, Suffers Potentially Serious Shoulder Injury

Red Sox pitcher Carson Smith is heading to the disabled list after he suffered a shoulder subluxation while throwing his glove out of frustration.

Smith called the injury a freak accident and believes the injury came up because his shoulder is worn out.

After giving up a home run in the 8th inning, Smith came off the field, into the dugout and threw his glove. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said there's no timetable for Smith's return.

The injury has the potential to be a "major injury". Boston went on to lose 6-5.




The 28-year-old Smith pitched just 9.1 total innings over 11 appearances combined in 2016 and 2017, after the Red Sox acquired him (and Roenis Elias) for Wade Miley in a trade.

Smith, who had a 3.77 ERA and 18 strikeouts for Boston this season, is reportedly seeking a second opinion on the shoulder.

To replace Smith, the Red Sox recalled left-hander Bobby Poyner from Triple-A Pawtucket.

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