Smith, was selected by Chicago in the major league phase of the 2016 Rule V Draft this December. The southpaw was vying for a spot in the defending world champions bullpen this spring. Chicago has decided to return Smith, and use Mike Montgomery and Brian Duensing as their left-handed relievers on the major league roster instead.
This spring, the southpaw tossed six and a third innings in relief, yielding three runs on eight hits. The 25-year old struck out seven opposing batters while walking two.
Caleb was initially acquired by the Yankees as a 14th round selection the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He will report to minor league camp and will most likely begin the 2017 campaign pitching for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple A).