Red Sox pitcher dislocates shoulder during dugout tantrum

Ruben Hill
May 16, 2018

Boston Red Sox pitcher Carson Smith's temper could keep him off the field for a significant amount of time. He injured it throwing his glove in the dugout after leaving the game on Monday after he surrendered a home run.

The injury has the potential to be a "major injury".

Less than 24 hours later, the Red Sox placed Smith on the 10-day disabled list.

Smith, Sox manager Alex Cora and Sox president Dave Dombrowski all talked with the media about the incident and what's next.

The injury to Smith occurred when he threw his glove coming out of Tuesday night's game, after he allowed a home run to Oakland's Khris Davis in the eighth inning.

To replace Smith, the Red Sox recalled left-hander Bobby Poyner from Triple-A Pawtucket. "I've thrown a lot lately and I think my arm was just exhausted", Smith said, via NBC Boston's Evan Drellich. He's 1-1 with 3.77 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 18 appearances. Smith's 18 appearances this season are tied for most on Boston's pitching staff.

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