Source: Smyly's case reaches arbitration

Source: Smyly's case reaches arbitration

ST. PETERSBURG -- Rays left-hander Drew Smyly had his arbitration hearing Wednesday in Phoenix, according to an industry source. A decision will be made on Thursday.

Smyly's 2016 salary will either be $3.2 million, which is the number the Rays proposed, or $3.75 million, the number he submitted.

Smyly, 26, missed 105 games during the 2015 season due to a left shoulder injury. He began the season on the disabled list with shoulder tendinitis, returned April 24 and made three starts before returning to the DL on May 9 with shoulder soreness. He rejoined the Rays for good on Aug. 16.

He went 5-2 with a 3.11 ERA in 12 starts last season. He earned $2.65 million in 2015.

Bill Chastain is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.