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Houston Astros AL West
 
Joe Smith • #38 • P
Status:Personal reasons
Ht/Wt:6'2", 211 lbs.
Born:Mar 22, 1984 (36 yrs) in Cincinnati, OH
Hometown:Cincinnati, OH
Experience:13 years
Drafted:Drafted by NY Mets in 2006 (3/94).
Acquired:Acquired as a free agent in 2017.
Bats:R
Throws:R
Movements & Injuries
2020
7/14/2020 Placed on the restricted list by the Houston Astros.
2019
12/16/2019 Re-signed as a free agent by the Houston Astros to a two-year contract.
10/31/2019 Filed for free agency.
7/12/2019 Missed 91 games (left achilles).
6/27/2019 Left Achilles, 60-day injured list.
3/28/2019 Left Achilles, 10-day injured list (retroactive to March 25th, 2019).
2018
10/12/2018 Added to the Houston Astros playoff roster.
10/05/2018 Did not make the Houston Astros playoff roster.
7/03/2018 Missed 23 games (right elbow injury).
6/10/2018 Right elbow injury, 10-day DL (retroactive to June 7th, 2018).
2017
12/13/2017 Signed as a free agent by the Houston Astros to a two-year contract.
11/02/2017 Filed for free agency.
8/01/2017 Added to the Cleveland Indians 25-man roster.
7/31/2017 Acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays.
7/22/2017 Missed 31 games (right shoulder inflammation).
6/19/2017 Right shoulder inflammation, 10-day DL (retroactive to June 15th, 2017).
2/05/2017 Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays to a one-year contract.
2016
11/14/2016 Filed for free agency.
10/07/2016 Did not make the Chicago Cubs playoff roster.
9/01/2016 Missed 14 games (strained left hamstring).
8/17/2016 Strained left hamstring, 15-day DL.
8/02/2016 Added to the Chicago Cubs 25-man roster.
8/01/2016 Acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
7/01/2016 Missed 25 games (strained left hamstring).
6/07/2016 Strained left hamstring, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 5th, 2016).
6/05/2016 Hamstring, day-to-day.
2015
9/29/2015 Missed 10 games (ankle injury).
9/19/2015 Ankle injury, day-to-day.
5/30/2015 Missed 1 game (neck injury).
5/29/2015 Neck injury, day-to-day.
2014
6/22/2014 Missed 1 game (stiff neck).
6/21/2014 Stiff neck, day-to-day.
5/09/2014 Missed 2 games (right side).
5/06/2014 Right side, day-to-day.
2013
11/23/2013 Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a three-year contract.
10/31/2013 Filed for free agency.
1/18/2013 Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2012
1/17/2012 Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2011
4/15/2011 Missed 12 games (strained abdominal muscle).
3/30/2011 Strained abdominal muscle, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).
2010
12/02/2010 Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
6/22/2010 Recalled from Columbus (AAA).
4/30/2010 Optioned to Columbus (AAA).
2009
10/04/2009 Missed the last 33 games of the regular season (knee injury).
9/08/2009 Left knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.
6/09/2009 Missed 38 games (shoulder injury).
5/01/2009 Shoulder injury, early September.
3/10/2009 Re-signed by the Cleveland Indians to a one-year contract.
2008
12/10/2008 Acquired from the New York Mets.
3/04/2008 Re-signed by the New York Mets to a one-year contract.
2007
9/15/2007 Recalled from New Orleans (AAA).
7/26/2007 Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
3/29/2007 Contract purchased from New Orleans (AAA).
Career Transactions
2017
12/13/2017 Signed as a free agent by the Houston Astros.
7/31/2017 Toronto Blue Jays traded Joe Smith to the Cleveland Indians for Thomas Pannone and Samad Taylor.
2/05/2017 Signed as a free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays.
2016
8/01/2016 Los Angeles Angels traded Joe Smith to the Chicago Cubs for Jesus Castillo.
2013
11/23/2013 Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2008
12/10/2008 A three-team deal: the Seattle Mariners traded J.J. Putz, Sean Green and Jeremy Reed to the New York Mets; the Cleveland Indians traded Franklin Gutierrez to Seattle and the Mets traded Aaron Heilman, Jason Vargas, Maikel Cleto, Endy Chavez, Ezekiel Carrera and Mike Carp to the Mariners; New York traded Joe Smith to the Indians and Seattle traded Luis Valbuena to Cleveland.
2006
6/06/2006 Drafted by the New York Mets in the 3rd round in 2006.
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