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Last step is a doozy for Angels reliever Joe Smith

Last step is a doozy for Angels reliever Joe Smith

MINNEAPOLIS — Setup man Joe Smith was walking down the steps of the team hotel to hail a cab for a ride to Target Field on Saturday morning when he made the mistake of being cordial.

"There are about eight steps before the exit, and I was saying 'See you later' to the bellman," Smith said. "I turned around, I thought I was at the bottom of the steps, and apparently I had one more left. I caught my heel, my toe went first, and now I'm in a walking boot."

Smith suffered a left-ankle sprain, the severity of which isn't known, but there is a chance the fluke injury could sideline him for the rest of the regular season. An X-ray did not show any broken...

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