Sun, 08 Mar 2015 11:50:51 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Colome is the favorite to win the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, even though he remains at the organization's facility in the Dominican Republic because of visa issues. SPs Matt Andriese and Burch Smith are also in the running for the job.
Fantasy Tip: Colome has a leg up on the competition because he is out of options. He is expected to hold a rotation spot until Matt Moore returns from Tommy John surgery in late June or early July. He should be monitored in deep AL-only leagues.
Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:18:27 -0800
Tampa Bay Rays SP Burch Smith is considered a dark-horse candidate for the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:22:09 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays, Washington Nationals and San Diego Padres agreed to a three-way deal Wednesday, Dec. 17. The Padres received OF Wil Myers, C Ryan Hanigan and P Jose Castillo. The Nationals acquired SS Trea Turner and SP Joe Ross, and the Rays added OF Steven Souza, C Rene Rivera, SP Burch Smith, 1B Jake Bauers and SP Travis Ott.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 09:59:00 -0800
San Diego Padres 1B Jake Bauers, Ps Joe Ross and Burch Smith and two other players would be sent to the Tampa Bay Rays in a potential blockbuster deal involving OF Wil Myers, according to a source. An industry source said Tampa Bay may be working on another trade involving more pieces they would receive from San Diego, and the Washington Nationals are involved in the those conversations.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:22:22 -0800
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday, Feb. 16, that Ps Robbie Erlin, Casey Kelly, Burch Smith, Joe Wieland and Matt Wisler "still got a lot to prove."
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 20:21:41 -0800
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black confirmed Sunday, Feb. 16, that Ps Robbie Erlin and Burch Smith could be candidates for the opening day bullpen. Six spots are apparently determined, which leaves one spot which could go to a power thrower like Smith or lefty like Erlin.
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 11:15:43 -0700
The San Diego Padres have decided to replace SP Burch Smith in the Arizona Fall League with P Dennis O'Grady because they were concerned about the number of innings Smith has already thrown this year.
Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:59:34 -0700
The San Diego Padres will give SP Burch Smith the start Friday, Sept. 6, against the Colorado Rockies, with the team skipping the turn of SP Andrew Cashner.
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 11:56:45 -0700
The San Diego Padres activated SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 5, and optioned SP Burch Smith to the minors in a corresponding move.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:20:23 -0700
The San Diego Padres recalled P Burch Smith from the minors Friday, June 28, and optioned RP Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson in a corresponding move.