Report: Red Sox re-sign RHP Carson Smith to minor league contract

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Right-handed reliever Carson Smith reportedly is back with the Red Sox on a minor league contract, per Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com.

Smith, who elected free agency after being outrighted off the Sox' 40-man roster in November, will be invited to major league camp.

The 29-year-old underwent season-ending shoulder surgery in mid-June after injuring himself while throwing his glove in frustration. He also missed most of the 2016 and '17 seasons after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Smith enjoyed a successful two seasons with the Mariners before being acquired by the Red Sox in 2015. Since then, he has only pitched 23.2 innings.

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