Jul 19 6:57a
Smith was optioned to Triple-A Toledo on Saturday.
The 24-year-old labored through an inning of work in Friday's opener against Cleveland, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk while tossing 37 pitches. With a doubleheader on tap for Saturday, the Tigers went ahead and optioned Smith to make room for a fresh arm, right-hander Corey Knebel. Smith has now given up seven runs in 11.2 innings with the big club but will likely get another opportunity before too long.