Brewers 2015 position preview: Bullpen
MAR 25, 1:00p ET | Andrew Gruman
Rotowire: Apr 14 / 8:42a ET
News: Smith has not allowed a run, let alone a baserunner, through four appearances out of the Brewers' bullpen.
Impact: Opposing hitters have had a tough time with Smith, who has not allowed a hit while posting a 5:0 K:BB ratio through 2.2 innings. He tired a bit last season due to overuse, but manager Ron Roenicke does not appear concerned about burning him out, using Smith in four of the Brewers' first seven games. He is no better than second in line for saves behind closer Francisco Rodriguez, but he is the top left-hander out of the Brewers' bullpen.
Rotowire: Feb 26 / 7:51a ET
News: Smith is expected to open the 2015 season sharing the setup duties for the Brewers with Jonathan Broxton, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.
Impact: Smith and Broxton will both be used to help get the ball to closer Francisco Rodriguez, who officially re-joined the Brewers on Thursday. Smith had dominant stretches last season and finished fourth in the league with 30 holds, but he seemed overworked at times while appearing in 78 games, so look for manager Ron Roenicke to be a little more conservative with him this time around.