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Miami Marlins claim Chad Smith off waivers

The right-handed reliever will report to Triple-A New Orleans.

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Miami's bullpen has been taxed and as a result the club has been in pursuit of depth. The Marlins announced they acquired right-handed reliever Chad Smith off of waivers from the Angels on Friday afternoon.

Smith, 25, was initially designated for assignment by Los Angeles in order to create a roster spot for Kirk Nieuwenhuis after he was acquired from New York. The Marlins will be Smith's fourth organization over the last sixth months.

After opening the season with the Angels' Triple-A affiliate, Smith pitched 11.2 innings with Oakland's Triple-A club (2.31 ERA, 3.71 FIP). Smith tossed an inning and a third with the Athletics in 2015 and allowed five runs over that span. He tossed 11.2 innings out of Detroit's bullpen last season and posted a 5.40 ERA and 3.48 FIP.

Smith has had success with both Double and Triple-A clubs throughout his career and has pitched to a career 2.97 ERA.