Burch SmithSP | Athletics
Burch Smith elects free agencyOctober 13, 2021 | 02:07 PM
Burch Smith has elected free agency.
Analysis: Smith refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas and will test the free agent waters this offseason. The 31-year-old righty recorded a bloated 5.40 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 28/11 K/BB ratio across 43 1/3 innings (31 appearances) with the Athletics this season. He should be able to secure a minor-league deal with an invite to spring training and could compete for a bullpen spot in spring training somewhere.