Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com reports the Athletics have signed Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million deal.
Ken Rosenthal hears the Athletics are in serious talks with free agent Billy Butler.
MLB.com's Phil Rogers reports that Billy Butler has received a three-year, $30 million offer from a team "widely believed to be the Orioles."
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that the Royals will meet with the representatives for Billy Butler on Tuesday.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore said Saturday that the team is "going to stay engaged" in contract talks with free agent Billy Butler.
Royals declined 1B/DH Billy Butler's $12.5 million option for 2015.
According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Royals are expected to decline Billy Butler's $12 million club option for the 2015 season.
Billy Butler went 2-for-3 with two RBI, driving in the game-winning run as the Royals bested the Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday.
Royals manager Ned Yost is sticking to what works, rolling out the same lineup he has for each of the previous five playoff games for Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday.
Billy Butler is in the designated hitter spot and batting fifth for Game 1 of the ALCS.
Billy Butler went 2-for-2 with a run scored in Sunday's win over the White Sox.
Billy Butler had two hits and three RBI in a losing cause against the Indians on Wednesday.
Billy Butler finished 2-for-4 with a walk, an RBI double, and three runs scored as the Royals easily won against the Indians on Tuesday.
Billy Butler went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in Sunday's win over the Tigers.