|Phillies' Smith to have Tommy John surgery|
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|Monday, 02 July 2007 15:38|
Smith pitched four innings for the Phillies in April, allowing five earned runs in nine appearances. He was optioned to Triple-A Ottawa on April 26. With Ottawa, Smith went 2-1 with one save and a 2.60 ERA. He didn't allow a run in nine straight appearances (9 IP) between May 14 and June 2.
Mets team physician Dr. David Altchek will perform the surgery.
Last season, Smith went 0-1 with a 0.87 ERA in 26 combined appearances with the Phillies and Yankees. He was acquired by the Phillies as part of the trade that sent outfielder Bobby Abreu and right-hander Cory Lidle to the Yankees last July.
In 35 career major-league appearances, Smith is 0-1 with a 2.55 ERA.