PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Francisco Liriano pitched three scoreless innings in his second spring training start, helping the Pittsburgh Pirates beat a Tampa Bay Ray' split squad 4-3 on Tuesday.
The left-hander, who signed a $39 million, three-year contract this offseason, allowed one hit and struck out four while throwing 21 of 30 pitches for strikes.
Sean Rodriguez drove in two...
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March 10, 2015
Soon, the Tampa Bay Rays will begin again as something new.
Their offseason has been full of change. There have been the departures of Andrew Friedman and Joe Maddon. There has been Matt Silverman's move from team president to president of baseball operations. There has been Kevin Cash's hire as manager. There have been transactions that sent away familiar faces and introduced intriguing...
Right-hander Burch Smith has been traded from San Diego to Tampa Bay. “Will he start or not?” is a question a person might reasonably ask about that. What follows is an attempt to answer the question — in part, if not in whole. At some point during during April or May of 2013, after the […]
The Tampa Bay Rays have agreed to trade Wil Myers to the San Diego Padres in exchange for Jake Bauers, Joe Ross, and Burch Smith. Myers was the centerpiece of the deal that sent James Shields and Wade Davis to the Kansas City Royals. Myers, who just turned 24 this month, has played in 88 and 87 games the past two seasons. In 660 career MLB ABs, he owns a .258/.324/.400...
The AFL season is underway! This year, the Padres prospects will play for the Surprise Saguaros. The Saguaros lost to the Javelinas 5-4 in their season debut, but the Padres prospects contributed positively.
Mallex Smith – CF: 1-4, K
Jace Peterson – 2B: 1-4
Hunter Renfroe – RF: 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, 2 Runs scored
Burch Smith – RP: 1.0 IP, 1H, 1R, 2BB
Synopsis: A first season in a brand new park is always exciting. The Chihuahuas will have a strong pitching staff led by Burch Smith, Keyvius Sampson and Juan Oramas and some solid position players. How far their starters go will determine the success of the season.
Three Strikes with the Padres Director of Player Development and International Scouting Randy Smith:
What is the most...
Major League Baseball’s Winter Meetings begin today in Orlando, Florida. Traditionally, this is where Business Picks Up and general managers start Wheeling AND Dealing. However, things have kicked off a bit early this year. Robinson Cano is a Mariner, Jacoby Ellsbury is a Yankee, and the Padres have acquired The Final Piece, Seth Smith. Clearly, most of the air has been let out...
They almost had me.
I was willing to give the Padres the benefit of the doubt this afternoon when they completed a one for one trade with the Oakland Athletics, acquiring left-handed outfielder Seth Smith in exchange for slider whispering setup man Luke Gregerson. Losing Gregerson stings for fans because he’s been a very successful player for 5 years, and very successful players...