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56 Burch Smith SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/195 | Birthdate: 4/12/1990 | Birthplace: San Antonio, TX | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Tampa Bay | College: None | MLB Experience: 1 | Owned/Started%: 1/0
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Rays send rotation hopeful Burch Smith down to the minors


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) The Rays optioned Burch Smith down to the minors after his Grapefruit League outing on Friday against the Blue Jays, according to Tampa Tribune.

Smith, who was viewed as an outside candidate for a rotation spot, was hit hard for six runs on six hits and three walks while striking out three over 3 2/3 innings of work. The competition will be down to Nathan Karns, Matt Andriese, Mike Montgomery and Everett Teaford, according to the Tampa Bay Times.


Rays down to five candidates for three open rotation spots


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) With pitcher Enny Romero getting optioned to the minors, there remains five candidates for three spots in the Rays' rotation, per MLB.com. They are Matt AndrieseNathan Karns, Everett TeafordBurch Smith and Mike Montgomery.

Montgomery is the only left-handed pitcher in the group, but manager Kevin Cash said that doesn't mean he has an advantage over the other pitchers.

"I don't think that's a priority," Cash said. "I think we're going to try and find what will be the best matchup for us. You factor in a lot of things, and if you look at our first couple of games, it's not like there's a pressing need for a left-handed pitcher in there.

"We're still working on the rotation and how everything will unfold."


Rays shut down Alex Cobb (forearm) for approximately seven days


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) Rays general manager Matthew Silverman confirmed that Alex Cobb will be shut down for approximately a week because of tendinitis in his right forearm, and is no longer the starter for Tampa Bay on Opening Day, per the Tampa Bay Times.

Cobb left Tuesday's Grapefruit League game with the injury after tossing three perfect innings. He will be evaluated again after at least seven days of rest, and is not expected back in games until April at the earliest per the Tampa Tribune.

Silverman would not reveal his Opening Day plans, citing that he's more focused on putting a staff together, internally and externally. Manager Kevin Cash told reporters that there's a lot of moving pieces in the rotation, but he likes what he's seen out of Nathan Karns, Burch Smith and Matt Andriese this spring, per the Tribune.


Rays formulate contingency plan in case Smyly not ready by opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) While the Rays are not overly concerned about Drew Smyly's left shoulder tendinitis, the team is formulating a contingency plan in the event he is not ready by the start of the season, per The Tampa Tribune.

Nathan Karns, Matt Andriese, Burch Smith and Alex Colome -- who are all competing for the final spot in the team's rotation -- could be stopgap options in case Smyly begins the year on the disabled list. 

Manager Kevin Cash added Everett Teaford  and Enny Romero, who appear to be two pitchers headed for Triple-A, could also be options, if they pitch well this spring.


Padres, Nats, Rays announce Wil Myers trade


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Padres officially announced an 11-player, three-team trade that sent Wil Myers from Tampa Bay to San Diego on Friday, per the team's official website.

San Diego acquired Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, left-handed pitcher Jose Castillo and right-handed pitcher Gerardo Reyes from the Rays. Tampa Bay received catcher Rene Rivera, right-handed pitcher Burch Smith and infielder Jake Bauers from San Diego and outfielder Steven Souza and left-handed pitcher Travis Ott from Washington. Meanwhile, the Nationals received right-handed pitcher Joe Ross and a player to be named later, likely infielder Trea Turner, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.


Padres, Rays and Nationals complete Wil Myers trade


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2014) The Padres, Rays and Nationals have completed a trade that will send Wil Myers to San Diego, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

The deal had been in the works for a few days, but was finally agreed to late Thursday night. Myers, 24, will head to the Padres in the deal. He hit .222/.294/.320 over 325 at-bats with the Rays last season. Myers also missed time due to a wrist injury. 

The Padres will also receive catcher Ryan Hanigan and pitchers Gerardo Reyes and Jose Castillo in the deal. 

Tampa Bay will receive outfielder Steven Souza and pitcher Travis Ott from the Nationals. Souza, 25, hit .345/.427/.577 in 357 at-bats spread over three levels last year. 

The Rays will also receive catcher Rene Rivera, first baseman Jake Bauers and pitcher Burch Smith from San Diego.

Washington is set to acquire pitcher Joe Ross from San Diego. The team will also receive infielder Trea Turner in the deal. Turner was a 2014 draft pick, and cannot be traded until midseason, so he's currently considered a player to be named later.


Padres, Rays and Nationals on the verge of three-team deal


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2014) The Nationals, Padres and Rays are on the verge of a three-team deal, which would send outfielder Wil Myers to San Diego, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. 

Heyman has confirmed the multiple media reports outlining the full details of the trade. The Padres are set to receive Myers, catcher Ryan Hanigan, pitcher Gerardo Reyes and pitcher Jose Castillo from the Rays.

The Rays are getting two players from the Nationals -- outfielder Steven Souza and pitcher Travis Ott -- and three players from the Padres -- catcher Rene Rivera, first baseman Jake Bauers and pitcher Burch Smith.

The Nationals are getting pitcher Joe Ross from the Padres, as well as a player to be named later, which will be shortstop prospect Trea Turner. Because Turner was a 2014 draft pick, he can't be traded until June.


Padres, Rays discussing potential Wil Myers trade


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) The Padres and the Rays are discussing a trade that would involve 24-year-old outfielder Wil Myers, CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports. The deal would also send starting pitcher Burch Smith to Tampa Bay.

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports first reported the discussions between both sides.

The 2013 Rookie of the Year winner has not played more than 90 games in each of his first two seasons in the majors. Last season, he hit .222/.294/.320 with six home runs and 35 RBI over 361 at-bats. He has a career batting average of .258 through his first 175 games.


Burch Smith will pitch in Arizona Fall League


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/23/2014) Padres starting pitcher Burch Smith, who hasn't pitched since April because of a forearm strain, will be able to pitch in the Arizona Fall League, according to MLB.com.

Smith pitched all of 5 1/3 innings for Triple-A El Paso before the injury. He is in the running for a roster spot this spring after recording 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 appearances, including seven starts, for the big club last season. Of course, he also had a 6.44 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.


Padres reassign three players to minor-league camp


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2014) The Padres announced Sunday they reassigned second baseman Cory Spangenberg, pitcher Burch Smith and catcher/first baseman Cody Decker to minor-league camp, per U-T San Diego.

Burch Smith, Robbie Erlin candidates to pitch out of bullpen


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2014) Padres manager Bud Black said Sunday pitchers Burch Smith and Robbie Erlin could be candidates to start the season in the team's bullpen, according to U-T San Diego. However, it appears only one of the two might make the opening-day roster since six bullpen spots have apparently been determined.

Burch Smith sitting out Arizona Fall League


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2013) The Padres have decided not to have Burch Smith pitch in the Arizona Fall League, MLB.com reports Saturday. Smith threw 128 2/3 innings between the Padres and Triple-A Tucson this season. The organization wants to play it safe with the pitcher.

Burch Smith hit hard vs. Giants


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2013) Padres starter Burch Smith endured a rough outing as he took the loss during his final start of the season Friday night against the Giants. He allowed six runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out eight over 5 2/3 innings pitched.

Smith allowed eight runs over his final 11 2/3 innings pitched. He finished his 2013 campaign 1-3 with a 6.44 ERA and a 1.65 WHIP in 36 1/3 innings.


Burch Smith stays sharp in losing effort


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Padres pitcher Burch Smith (1-2) tossed a quality start but did not receive any run support as he suffered his second loss of the season Saturday night against the Dodgers. He allowed two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out six over six innings of a 4-0 defeat.


Smith has allowed four earned runs over his last 18 innings pitched. The right-hander will make his final start of the season Friday at San Francisco.

Burch Smith strikes out 10 in win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Padres pitcher Burch Smith baffled the Braves Sunday, pitching seven shutout innings while allowing three hits, walking two and striking out 10 to earn his first win of the season in his team's 4-0 victory.

Smith's overall numbers look pretty mediocre thanks to three ugly appearances in May, but he's given up just three earned runs in 17 1/3 innings since while striking out 21 and walking seven. He's 1-1 with a 6.57 ERA and 1.66 WHIP going into Saturday's potential start against the Dodgers.


Burch Smith Ks seven in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Padres starter Burch Smith turned in a decent outing but failed to factor into the decision Friday night against the Rockies. The right-hander surrendered two runs on four hits and four walks while striking out seven over five innings pitched.

Smith has allowed three runs over his last 11 1/3 innings pitched. He is scheduled to make his next start Thursday at Philadelphia.

Burch Smith will start Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2013) Padres pitcher Burch Smith is expected to start Friday against the Rockies, according to U-T San Diego. Smith was recalled from Triple-A Tucson Monday. He is 0-1 with an 11.37 ERA, 15 strikeouts, seven walks and five home runs allowed in six games (three starts) this season for the Padres.

Burch Smith rejoins Padres roster


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) The Padres recalled pitcher Burch Smith from Triple-A Tucson Monday. It is Smith's fourth stint with the Padres in 2013.

He is 0-1 with an 11.37 ERA, 15 strikeouts, seven walks and five home runs allowed in six games (three starts).


Burch Smith returns to minors


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2013) The Padres optioned reliever Burch Smith to Triple-A Tucson Friday, to make room on the active roster for Everth Cabrera's return from the disabled list. Smith has an 11.37 ERA in 12 2/3  innings of work. 

Padres recall Burch Smith


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(6/28/2013) The Padres have recalled reliever Burch Smith from Triple-A Tucson, MLB.com reports. Smith has taken three starts for San Diego with 16 hits and 15 runs allowed in 7 1/3 innings. This time, he'll work out of the bullpen. Smith had a 2.57 ERA in five starts for Tucson.

Burch Smith's stay in the majors short


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/11/2013) The Padres optioned reliever Burch Smith to Triple-A Tucson Tuesday, in order to make room for Nick Vincent on the active roster. Smith did not appear in any games since being recalled Saturday.  

Burch Smith brought up for bullpen depth


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) The Padres recalled pitcher Burch Smith from Triple-A Tucson Saturday. Smith went 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA in 10 innings with Tucson since being demoted May 22. He is expected to add depth to San Diego's bullpen.


Burch Smith gets the call


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) The Padres recalled pitcher Burch Smith from Triple-A Tucson Saturday, to serve as a long-reliever in the bullpen. Brad Boxberger was optioned to make room for Smith.

Smith gave up 15 runs in the course of 7 1/3 innings in three starts earlier this season with the Padres, but has a 2.70 ERA at Tucson.  


Burch Smith working on things at Triple-A


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/29/2013) Padres starting pitcher Burch Smith looked much better in his first start since his demotion to Triple-A Tuesday. Smith, who posted an 18.41 ERA in three starts in the majors, lasted five innings and allowed just one run on six hits for Tucson Tuesday. 

Padres send Burch Smith down


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2013) After his third straight poor outing, the Padres optioned pitcher Burch Smith to Triple-A Tucson Wednesday. A corresponding move will be made Friday prior to the team's next game.

Smith had an 18.41 ERA in three starts, after failing to get out of the second inning for the second time Wednesday against the Cardinals.