The Toronto Blue Jays have placed right-handed pitcher Joe Smith on the 10-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation prior to the team’s game against the Texas Rangers on Monday night. Taking his place on the 25-man roster is right-hander Leonel Campos, who has been called up from Triple-A Buffalo.
In his first season as a member of the Blue Jays, Smith has worked 34 games out of relief and has posted a 3-0 record with a 3.41 ERA. He has worked 31.2 innings, having struck out 47 batters, putting him on pace to shatter his previous career-high of K/9 IP, which currently sits at 13.4. Over the course of his 11-year career, he sits at 7.8 K/9 IP.
Smith signed a one-year deal worth $3 million to join Toronto back in February. He split last season between the Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs, when he was dealt to the eventual world champions at the deadline. He would not appear in any playoff games.
A reliever for the entirety of his career at the big-league level, Smith debuted with the New York Mets in 2007. The side-winder has posted a 2.96 career ERA and 1.195 WHIP, to go along with 29 saves.
On his way back up for Toronto is Campos, who has already made five appearances out of relief this season. In eight innings of work, he has allowed just two earned runs and struck out nine batters. While at Triple-A Buffalo, the 29-year-old has made 17 appearances and holds a 2.14 ERA and five saves.
He was selected off waivers by Toronto from San Diego back in November.