Carson Smith, Relief Pitcher, Boston Red Sox
Date of Birth: 10/19/1989
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas
College: Texas State University
Current Salary: $529,000
Carson Smith, relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in 2011. He pitched in their minor league system from 2012 through 2014, finishing with a 2.55 ERA, 7-7 record, 40 saves, and 193 strikeouts to 58 walks in 155.0 innings in 132 games.
Smith first joined the Mariners for nine games in 2014. He became the Mariners' closer in June, 2015. He finished the 2015 season with a 2-5 record, 13 saves, 92 strikeouts to 22 walks, and a 2.31 ERA in 70.0 innings in 70 games.
Smith was traded to the Red Sox on December 7, 2015. He missed most of the 2016 season due to Tommy John surgery. He played in three games with the Red Sox prior to his surgery.