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Smith loves his new role as a starter

Dan Smith

Dan Smith is off to a good start in Double-A Mississippi. He's made seven starts this season and is 3-2 with a 2.33 ERA, with 32 strikeouts in 38.2 innings pitched. Here's Smith talking about his transition from the bullpen to the rotation.

SHANKS: So you started a handful of games last year and now you're a full-time starter. How do you feel about that? SMITH: I'm excited. I can't wait. I'd like to get innings and just the opportunity to get five or six innings instead of one at a time. I kind of like that. SHANKS: You had a funny year last year, didn't you? It was kind of weird. SMITH: Yeah. I kind of struggled my first two times... Recommended Stories

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