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.