Brewers reinstate lefty Will Smith from DL, bolstering 'pen

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Brewers have reinstated Will Smith from the 15-day disabled list, bolstering a solid bullpen with a hard-throwing left-hander.

Smith returned in time for Wednesday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He takes the roster spot of right-hander David Goforth, who was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday night.

Smith sprained a ligament in his right knee while taking off a shoe in spring training. He was expected to be the co-closer with right-hander Jeremy Jeffress before the injury.

In 2015, Smith appeared in 76 games for Milwaukee, going 7-2 with a 2.70 ERA. Manager Craig Counsell said he would use Smith judiciously at first.

The Brewers on Tuesday also added Neil Ramirez to the bullpen after claiming the righty off waivers from the Cubs.