Smit placed on the restricted list

By Patrick Kinas / Carolina Mudcats | June 9, 2010 5:32 AM

Zebulon, NC --- The Cincinnati Reds have made one roster move impacting their Double-A affiliate Carolina Mudcats prior to the end of Carolina's 10-game road trip on Wednesday morning.

LHP Alexander Smit has been placed on the restricted list, and has not been replaced on the Mudcats' active roster. Following Smit's start against the Chattanooga Lookouts on Sunday, Smit declared his intentions to retire from baseball and return to his home country of the Netherlands. Smit was 1-5 with a 9.14 ERA in 10 outings for the Mudcats, including nine starts.

Currently, the Mudcats' roster is at 23 players, one shy of the Southern League limit.

DELETE: LHP Smit, Alexander (To Restricted List)

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