Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:37 -0700
The Oakland Athletics optioned OF Billy Burns to Triple-A Sacramento Thursday, July 31, and designated INF Jake Elmore for assignment.
Fantasy Tip: That temporarily kills any AL-only interest in Burns for his stolen base prowess. Perhaps the condition of Coco Crisp (neck) has improved recently. Keep Burns on your radar in very deep leagues should he surface again in the majors.
Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:26:37 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is out of the lineup once again Wednesday, July 30. OF Billy Burns is leading off and playing center field in his stead.
Fantasy Tip: Burns could be a cheap play for daily gamers and should be grabbed in deep leagues for his speed-centered game. Crisp, on the other hand, is staring down a possible DL stint.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:57 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns will likely start in center field against left-handed hitters, with OF Yoenis Cespedes playing there the rest of the time, according to manager Bob Melvin.
Fantasy Tip: Burns will make his first career start Wednesday with the team facing a left-hander. Jump on the Burns train immediately in AL-only and deep mixed leagues if you're searching for stolen bases.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:50:46 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Craig Gentry (hand) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Monday, July 28. OF Billy Burns was recalled from Double-A Midland in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Gentry is dealing with a broken hand, so it could easily be an extended stay on the DL.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:24:21 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns will be recalled by the team. He has 51 stolen bases this year at Double-A Midland.
Fantasy Tip: How much PT Burns will receive is yet to be seen, but his stolen base prowess is enough for him to be owned in all AL-only leagues immediately. Think of him as a poor man's Billy Hamilton. Deep leaguers in need of speed should take a look, too.
Sat, 29 Mar 2014 18:34:08 -0700
Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns was optioned to Double-A Midland Saturday, March 29. He rolled up a team-high 22 hits with a .306 batting average during Cactus League play, and he tied for the major league spring lead with 10 stolen bases.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:30:34 -0800
The Washington Nationals have traded OF Billy Burns to the Oakland Athletics for RP Jerry Blevins.
Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:28:30 -0800
The Oakland Athletics have acquired OF Billy Burns from the Washington Nationals for RP Jerry Blevins.
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 11:16:11 -0700
Washington Nationals OF Billy Burns and SP Taylor Jordan were honored as the organization's Minor League Player of the Year and Minor League Pitcher of the Year, respectively.