BOSTON (CBS) — Relief pitcher Carson Smith’s first season with the Red Sox is already officially over.
The team announced that the right-hander will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.
The procedure will be performed by Dr. David Altchek in New York.
Smith, 26, was traded to the Red Sox this past offseason in a deal that sent Wade Miley to Seattle.
He pitched just 2.2 innings for Boston, posting a 0.00 ERA and 1.125 WHIP. After posting a 1.014 WHIP over 70 innings and striking out 11.8 batters per nine innings last season for the Mariners, he was expected to play a critical eighth-inning role for the Red Sox bullpen this season.