Boston Red Sox

By Matt McCarthy,

Carson Smith, we barely knew ye.

The Red Sox cut ties with the fragile reliever on Thursday, activating him from the disabled list and outrighting him to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Smith opted for free agency after clearing waivers.

Smith appeared in 29 games for the team over the course of three seasons. He infamously threw his glove after a bad outing in May, injuring his shoulder in the process. Smith required season-ending surgery and was never seen in a Red Sox uniform again.

He was acquired from the Mariners before the 2016 season for left-handed pitcher Wade Miley. Neither team got much out of the deal. Miley had a 4.98 ERA for Seattle over 19 starts.

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