Smyly will not make his scheduled start on Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays and Rays manager Joe Maddon said a player likely would be brought up from the minors to take Smyly's turn in the rotation.
"No reaction," Smyly said, according to MLB.com. "You knew it was coming. It was a matter of time. They thought it was now, and you just gotta agree and look forward to the future."
Smyly, 25, was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in a three-team trading deadline move that sent David Price to Detroit. He is 9-10 with a 3.24 ERA this season. Tampa Bay has 17 games left in the regular season and are 10 games back of the second wild card spot in the American League.
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