Married to Jennifer Troike... Graduated from Girard High School in 1993, where he played baseball, basketball and football... Hobbies include fishing and hunting.2003Smith returned to the Montreal's bullpen for a second straight season...went 2-2 with two saves and a 5.26
ERA...pitched in 32 of the Expos' first 78 games of the season before going on the 15-Day Disabled List on July 3 (retroactive
to June 26) with right-rotator cuff inflammation...did not pitch thereafter...had surgery performed on by Dr. James Andrews
on July 15 in Birmingham, AL to repair his right-rotator cuff and labrum...began rehabilitation in Atlanta, GA before shifting
to Kansas in the off-season...was transferred to the 60-Day Disabled List on August 20...was reinstated from the 60-Day
D.L. on October 27.
MAY FLOWERS: Went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA (4 ER/105.1 IP) in May, by far the best of the 3 months Dan pitched (4.38
ERA in March/April, 10.13 in June)...pitched scoreless relief in 8 of his 11 May appearances...also tossed 2.0 or more
innings 4 times...worked 2.2 scoreless innings to earn the win May 13 at San Francisco.
K KORNER: Fanned 35 in 37.2 innings, an average of 8.4 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched...led Montreal relievers
in strikeouts per 9.0 innings...among starters, only Javier Vazquez (9.4 K per 9. innings) posted superior numbers...struck
out a bullpen-season high 5 on April 8 at Chicago (NL)...fanned 28 during a 20-appearances stretch-spanning 26.0
innings-April 4-May 26.
STINGY: Opponents batted just .209 (14-for-67) with runners on base, .179 with runners in scoring position...stranded
17 of 25 inherited baserunners (68%).
PUERTO RICAN RUM-BLINGS: Allowed 6 home run in only 9.0 innings at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in San Juan...posted
a 8.00 ERA (8 ER/9.0 IP) during the Expos first two treks to Puerto Rico...was on the D.L. for the Expos' September
"homestand" in Puerto Rico...ERA for the season would have been 4.40 (14 ER/105.1 IP) if not for Puerto Rico.
MORE HIGHLIGHTS: Recorded 2 holds (April 22 vs. Arizona and June 24 vs. Pittsburgh)...was charged with one blown
save (April 15 in San Juan vs. Atlanta)...Montreal went 11-21 when Dan pitched...was touched for a bullpen-high 11 home
runs, 7 of which were solo shots...however, was touched for only 5 other extra-base hits (all doubles)...retired 20 of 32
first batters faced (63%)...did not make an error in 2 chances (one putout, one assist)...was 0-for-2 at the plate...recorded
a 3.92 ERA on the road (9 ER/20.2 IP)...ERA on grass was 2.75 (6 ER/19.2 IP).
2002Smith joined the Expos partway through the season... Filled a roster spot after Carl Pavano was optioned to AAA-Ottawa June 19... Made 33 relief appearances for Montreal, staying with the parent club the remainder of the year... Went 1-1 with a 3.47 ERA (18 ER-46.2 IP) and two saves... Finished the season as a primary set-up man... Set career highs for longest relief outing and most strikeouts in a game as a reliever, while also notching the first two saves of his major-league career... Finished 13 games for the Expos, while holding opposing batters to an overall .210 batting average, allowing only 34 hits in his 46.2 innings worked... Became the fourth of a group of six former players to come back with the team along with Andrés Galarraga, Henry Rodriguez, Wil Cordero, Wilton Guerrero and Cliff Floyd... Appeared in 20 games with the Expos in 1999.
ONE AND ONE: Picked up a win and a loss during the season, getting his first major-league decisions since pitching for Montreal in 1999... His win August 13 versus Los Angeles (W 4-3, 1.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 SO) marked his first win in the majors since August 17, 1999 at San Francisco... His only loss of the year came September 21 at Shea Stadium... Gave up a walk-off HR to NYM's Esix Snead in the 11th inning to score three runs and give the Mets a 6-3 win...
SIX APPEAL: Set a career high with six strikeouts over 3.0 scoreless relief innings September 17 at Florida... Set a personal best for most relief strikeouts in a game, breaking his old mark of four, set August 17, 1999 at San Francisco...
THE SAVE-IOUR: Obtained the first save of his professional career September 13 against New York, getting a pop-up for the final out of the game... Helped give Montreal an 11-8 home win over the Mets... Recorded career save number two the following night, striking out Mike Piazza to give the Expos a 5-4 win over the Mets at Olympic Stadium...
FLYING HIGH: Set a career high with 3.2 relief innings July 26 versus Florida... Also threw outings of 3.1 innings (July 16 vs PHI) and 3.0 innings (June 20 vs KC, September 17 @ FLA)...
LUCKY SEVEN: Pitched seven games before yielding a run after joining the Expos... Covered 9.1 innings in that span... His first three runs allowed during the season came on two HR (Travis Lee's solo HR July 16 vs PHI, Mike Lowell's two-run HR July 20 @ FLA)...
CAT CHAT: Prior to joining the Expos, Smith made 14 appearances with the AAA-Ottawa Lynx, serving as a starter in all of them... Went 5-4 with a 3.24 ERA (30 ER-83.1 IP)... At the time of his promotion to Montreal, he led the Lynx in starts and strikeouts (61), as well as in innings pitched... Tossed two games of 8.0 innings...
2001Smith joined the Cleveland organization in 2001 as a free agent and spent the entire season at AAA-Buffalo... Started 16 games in 21 appearances... Won three straight starts July 27-August 8 pitching a total of 18.0 innings and allowing only four earned runs while striking out 10 batters...2000Spent most of the 2000 season at AAA-Pawtucket in the Boston organization and had a cup of coffee with the Red Sox pitching out of the bullpen in June... Had his contract selected by Boston on June 2 when Andy Sheets was optioned to class AAA... Appeared in relief for the Sox on June 3 vs Philadelphia, hurling 1.1 scoreless inning and on June 7 vs Florida... In that game, wnet 2.0 innings and allowed three runs (earned) on two hits... Was optioned back to Pawtucket on June 9... Was taken off the 40-man roster on September 5... In his 21 starts for Pawtucket he was 7-9 with a 5.10 ERA and 0-1 with a 1.80 ERA in three relief appearances for the PawSox... Tossed complete game, 9.0 inning 6-hit shutout on June 29 at Indianapolis... Also tossed an 8.0 inning, complete game on August 6 at Syracuse... Pitched 6.0 or more innings in 12 of his 21 starts... Limited minor league hitters to a .273 average with 15 homers allowed at Pawtucket.1999Smith began the 1999 season with AAA-Ottawa and started 11 games, going 5-4 with a 3.68 ERA... Recalled to Montreal on June 7 when Javier Vazquez was optioned to the Lynx and made his major league debut on June 8 vs Boston... Started and got first major league win that night in Expos' 5-1 win, going 7.0 innings and striking out out nine batters... At one point retired 20 in a row... The 9 K's tied the Expos' franchise record in a ML debut... Lost his next five decisions between June 20 and July 21 allowing 21 earned runs in 24.1 innings for a 7.77 ERA during that span... Then earned two decisions in a row ... Tossed a season and career-high 7.1 innings on August 1 at Milwaukee in a 10-4 win... Allowed Tony Gwynn's 3,000th hit on August 6 vs San Diego... Went 0-4 with a 7.36 ERA for his last seven starts... Did not appear in a game after September 17 due to right shoulder tendonitis... Had arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on September 29 in Montreal by Dr. Larry Coughlin to repair a small tear in his rotator cuff.1998Spent most of the season at AA Tulsa and ranked 2nd in the Texas League with 13 wins...Won 10 of his
last 13 decisions, including 4 in a row from 7/7-23...Won 7 of 8 starts from June 17-July 23 and was named
player of the week twice...Tossed a complete game, 2-hit shutout vs. Jackson on 6/22...Struck out 13 vs.
Arkansas on 8/4...Also finished 2nd in homers allowed (27)...Ended season with 1st AAA start at Oklahoma on
8/28...Was claimed off outright waivers by Montreal on 12/18.1997Led A Port Charlotte of the Florida State League in starts (25), innings (160.2), was 2nd in SO (113) and
T2nd in wins (8)...Pitched two 7.0 inning CGbs on the year...Pitched in the Arizona Fall League (5.2IP, 4.40 ERA,
11G)...Finished 4th in the league with 17 HR allowed.1996Was 2nd on the A Port Charlotte pitching staff with 18 starts...Underwent arthroscopic surgery on his
right shoulder (rotator cuff) on 9/4 and did not pitch after 8/3.1995Missed start of the season with a straight ligament in his right shoulder...Assigned to rehab. assignment
with the GCL Rangers before being activated at A Port Charlotte on 7/7.1994Spent the entire season at Charleston on the South Atlantic League...Led Charleston in starts (27) and
was 2nd in innings pitched...His 111 runs allowed led all league pitchers.1993Began pro career with the GCL Rangers and went 3-2 with a 2.87 ERA in 12 games (10GS).