The Indians will lose free agent relief pitcher Joe Smith to the Los Angeles Angels. CBS Sports Jon Heyman is reporting the deal is for 3 years and worth 16 million.
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Smith was picked up by the Indians in a trade from the New York Mets in December of 2008. He was a part of a three team trade that send outfielder Franklin Gutierrez to Seattle.
Smith pitched five seasons for the Indians. He earned a 2.76 ERA with the Tribe. He also had 3 saves and an 18-11 record.