The Dodgers traded pitcher Blake Smith for White Sox pitcher Eric Surkamp on Friday, the clubs announced. Surkamp began the year on the 15-day disabled list before being optioned to Triple-A Charlotte by the White Sox. With the White Sox a year ago, he posted a 4.81 ERA in 35 appearances. According to SB Nation's True Blue LA, Surkamp will report to Triple-A Oklahoma City. With Charlotte, Surkamp posted a 2.81 ERA in 11 appearances.
The Dodgers are converting outfield prospect Blake Smith to pitcher, True Blue LA reports. The team transferred Smith from Double-A Chattanooga to Class A Rancho Cucamonga Friday to begin the transition. Smith has hit .233/.311/.375 with six home runs and 28 RBI in 240 at-bats with Chattanooga.
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