Giants claim Burch Smith from Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers have been trying to figure out their pitching staff all season long. They lost an arm as right-hander Burch Smith was claimed by the San Francisco Giants on a waiver claim.

Smith was designated for assignment on August 9th to create space for Hernan Perez.

Milwaukee signed Smith to a minor-league contract back in January and he began his season in Triple-A. The 29-year old posted a 2.33 ERA across 15 starts and 77.1 innings while striking out 85 and walking 37.

The Brewers used Smith as a reliever during his time with the big league club. He allowed 11 earned runs in his 12.2 innings of work this season.

Brewers recall Burch Smith, designate Deolis Guerra for assignment

The Milwaukee Brewers have designated right-hander Deolis Guerra for assignment. Right-hander Burch Smith has been recalled in his place.

Guerra, who was called up Thursday, pitched the ninth inning Friday during the Brewers 10-inning win over the Pirates. He faced six batters allowing four hits and four earned runs before exiting.

Smith has made three appearances for Milwaukee this season. He has allowed one earned run on three hits in his 5 2/3 innings of work this season.

The 29-year old Smith has a 2.53 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in 13 starts for Triple-A San Antonio this year.