It’s been an “absolutely crazy” last day for Claire Couv Smith, the wife of Texas Rangers prospect Josh Smith, who made her MLB debut on Monday night.
The 24-year-old infielder has been called up to the Round Rock Triple-A club majors, with Brad Smith injured. For Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Couv Smith watched from Globe Life Field as she recounted her husband’s big night.
“Y’all, the last 24 hours have been absolutely crazy,” Couv Smith said in an Instagram story. “I’m literally in Arlington, TX right now – fully equipped for tonight. Josh starts third. We are so excited!
Couv Smith continued the social media celebrations in honor of his favorite Ranger, who the Yankees drafted with the 67th overall pick in 2019.
“Your dreams have come true,” Couv Smith said. “Go kill him @joshsmth8.”
Smith had a night to remember, recording three hits in the Rangers’ 9-5 win over the Rays. After the match, Couv Smith took to the field for a sweet selfie with Smith.
“I can’t even believe this just happened and we’re on this pitch together rn [right now]!!!” Couv Smith captioned an Instagram Story as the duo shared a kiss in the outfield.
A few hours later, Couv Smith thanked the fans for their sweet support, even showing the souvenir Smith received: the ball from his first major league hit.
“It’s crazy how many people actually cared about Josh’s early life and turned on the TV to watch and support him. We never thought we’d have a community like this that cared so much about him. us, but we are grateful to say the least,” she wrote, adding that Monday was “truly the best day ever.”
Smith – who has been married to Couv Smith since 2021 – landed in Texas last summer in a multiplayer trade, with the Yankees receiving Joey Gallo and Joely Rodriguez.