Josh Smith (baseball)

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Josh Smith
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Smith playing for the Cincinnati Reds in 2016
Boston Red Sox
Born: (1987-08-07) August 7, 1987 (age 31)
Margate, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
June 23, 2015, for the Cincinnati Reds
MLB statistics
(through 2017 season)
Win–loss record 5–8
Earned run average 5.30
Strikeouts 103

Joshua Allen Smith (born August 7, 1987) is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Boston Red Sox organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Cincinnati Reds and Oakland Athletics.


Cincinnati Reds[edit]

Smith was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 21st round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft out of Lipscomb University.[1]

Smith was called up to the majors for the first time on April 13, 2015.[2]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

On November 4, 2016, Smith was claimed off waivers by the Oakland Athletics.[3] He began the season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, posting a 3.29 ERA with 21 strikeouts in 13.2 innings pitched. The Athletics purchased his contract on May 3, adding him to their active roster.[4] He was outrighted to Triple-A on November 5, 2017, and then elected to become a free agent.

Seattle Mariners[edit]

On March 15, 2018, Smith signed a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners.[5] He was released on April 21, 2018.

Boston Red Sox[edit]

On May 16, 2018, Smith signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.[6] He was initially assigned to the Class A Short Season Lowell Spinners, then joined the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox in June.[7]


  1. ^ Josh Smith drafted by the Cincinnati Reds
  2. ^ Reds to call up right-handed pitcher Josh Smith
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  4. ^ Todd, Jeff (May 3, 2017). "Athletics Place Sean Doolittle On 10-Day DL, Designate Cesar Valdez". Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  5. ^ "Mariners' Josh Smith: Signs with Mariners". March 15, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  6. ^ Todd, Jeff (May 17, 2018). "Red Sox to Sign Josh Smith". Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  7. ^ "Josh A. Smith". Retrieved August 31, 2018.

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