- Baltimore Orioles 2008 - present
Christopher M. Smith was born on April 13, 1981 in Apple Valley, California. He is a relief pitcher for the Boston Red Sox.
He is 6’ 2”, weighs 200 pounds, and bats and throws right.
High School Chris graduated in 1999 from Hesperia High School in Hesperia, California.
College Chris attended the University of California, Riverside, and was a pitcher on their baseball team.
Minor Leagues Chris was selected by the Boston Red Sox in the 4th Round of 2002 amateur entry draft.
He missed most of the 2002 season, recovering from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
On May 18, 2008, the Red Sox called up him up from Pawtucket and put him in the bullpen.
On June 21, 2008 he made his debut against the St. Louis Cardinals at Fenway Park. He was put in in the second inning in relief of Daisuke Matsuzaka, with the bases loaded. He recorded his first major league out by striking out Rick Ankiel on three straight changeups, then gave up a grand slam to Troy Glaus for his first earned run (with the other 3 charged to Matsuzaka).
He earned his first major league win on June 24, 2008, when he pitched two scoreless innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks in relief of starter Justin Masterson.