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Smith, Bend But Don't Break

Matt Smith back in Columbus to work on his control

A reserved airplane ticket from Columbus to New York has become quite the norm for Matt Smith. The middle-reliever returned to the Columbus Clippers on July 8th after his third stint in the Bronx. Smith sat down with PinstripesPlus.com to discuss his latest trip to New York and the necessary improvements to make his return.

Matt Smith, 27, was recalled to New York for the first time on April 14th and made his Major League debut at Minnesota, retiring the only batter he faced. That hitter just happened to be American League batting leader Joe Mauer. In three stints with the Yankees, Smith has not allowed an earned run over twelve innings and has nine strikeouts. During his time in Columbus, Smith has not...

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