Jun 5, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Will Smith against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers: Prospect Will Smith Leaves Triple-A Game with Wrist Injury

Dodgers’ top catching prospect Will Smith left Wednesday’s game for Triple-A Oklahoma City after being hit by a pitch on the right wrist. But not in the way you would think.

He was actually crossed up while catching and took the pitch off of his wrist. The airmailing of the throws into left field was initially a negative sign, but there was some more recent light shed:

Smith may have dodged a major bullet and might still be in line to be the Dodgers everyday catcher relatively soon.

With Los Angeles, Smith hit 3 home runs across 29 plate appearances, while chipping in 6 runs batted in and a .269 batting average. With Austin Barnes posting a sub-.500 OPS over the last month, Smith should find his way to the big leagues in short order.

More recently, despite hitting a pair of home runs, he has been in a mini slump since being activated from the IL for an oblique issue. Over his last 6 games, he has a .150 batting average with a .632 OPS. However, he has hit 21 home runs between Triple-A Oklahoma City and Los Angeles combined in 2019.

We will update as more details emerge.

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Written by Daniel Preciado


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