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Not the best news for the Boston Red Sox

Last month, the Red Sox placed right-handed reliever Carson Smith on the 10-day disabled list after he injured his right shoulder after throwing his glove in the dugout after coming out of the game.  Today, the team athletic trainer told reporters that Smith has a partial labrum tear and subluxation in his right shoulder that he will need surgery on.  The surgery will keep the reliever out the rest of the season.

The Red Sox got Carson Smith in a trade in December of 2015.  Since then, Smith has pitched 23.2 innings.  Smith has spent an absurd amount of time on the DL in his time with Boston.  The good thing is that the bullpen has been pretty good without Smith.  We could sure use Smith, but the guys we have now have been doing pretty well.

Dave Dombrowski will need to go out and get a couple bullpen arms at the deadline.  We could use a good left-handed reliever and one more solid arm in the bullpen for the postseason.  I think we will be pretty good in the bullpen area if he does that.

I would like to say I’m surprised that Carson Smith is on the DL again, but I’m not.  It is ridiculous how long he’s been on the DL in his time with the Red Sox.  I think it is safe to say that the Mariners made the right move trading him back in 2015.