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Josh Butler | Starting Pitcher

Team: Milwaukee Brewers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 12/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Brewers sent RHP Josh Butler outright to Triple-A Nashville.
The Brewers wanted to clear a 40-man roster spot for any potential free agent signings or trades. Butler, 26, registered a 4.53 ERA and 1.38 WHIP over 45 2/3 innings this past season at the Triple-A level. Thu, Dec 16, 2010 04:49:00 PM

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Brewers activated RHP Josh Butler from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Double-A Huntsville.

Butler has been throwing bullpen sessions at extended spring training and has probably been ready for activation for over a week. But the Brewers don't really have a spot for him in their bullpen at the moment and would prefer the right-hander to build his confidence at the Double-A level.
Mon, May 31, 2010 12:35:00 PM

Josh Butler (elbow) is expected to throw off a mound this week.

Butler suffered a shoulder injury this spring and was unable to land a spot in the Brewers' bullpen. He has been rehabbing down at extended spring training and even threw live batting practice Friday. It's not clear if he will rejoin the big league club once fully recovered or simply head to Triple-A.
Tue, May 11, 2010 12:08:00 PM

Brewers placed RHP Josh Butler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 22, with a right elbow impingement.

The team voided his option to the minors and placed him on the disabled list. The 25-year-old right-hander hasn't thrown in a game this spring due to inflammation in his right elbow. It isn't known when he'll return to action.
Tue, Mar 30, 2010 02:20:00 PM

Josh Butler has been shut down due to inflammation in his right elbow.

Butler had to stop throwing during a bullpen session on Friday due to continued discomfort in his right triceps muscle, so this latest development is a bit of a surprise. Butler was given a cortisone injection and will be shut down for five days. The 25-year-old right-hander allowed four runs in four innings as a September call-up last season.
Sat, Mar 6, 2010 05:21:00 PM

Josh Butler felt soreness in his right triceps during a bullpen session Friday.

Butler rocketed through the Brewers' system last year and was certainly in the mix to make the team this year. While his injury doesn't appear to be serious, it will likely require rest, which will put him behind the rest of the staff.
Sat, Mar 6, 2010 11:54:00 AM

Brewers purchased the contract of RHP Josh Butler from Triple-A Nashville.

One of the organization's more pleasant surprises in 2009, Butler went 9-3 with a 2.97 ERA in 24 games (23 starts) in four different stops, ranging from rookie ball to Triple-A. The 24-year-old right-hander was acquired from the Rays last season. Although it's possible he could draw a start down the stretch, he is expected to contribute out of the bullpen.
Tue, Sep 15, 2009 01:32:00 PM

Brewers acquired RHP Josh Butler from the Rays for outfielder Gabe Gross.

Butler, a 2006 second-round pick, was 0-2 with a 6.35 ERA and a 10/5 K/BB ratio in 17 innings for Single-A Vero Beach. He has a quality fastball-slider combination, but he's more likely to end up in the pen than in the rotation. He'll remain in the FSL and report to Brevard County.
Tue, Apr 22, 2008 07:05:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jonathan Lucroy
2Martin Maldonado
1B1Mark Reynolds
2Lyle Overbay
2B1Scooter Gennett
2Rickie Weeks
SS1Jean Segura
2Jeff Bianchi
3B1Aramis Ramirez
LF1Khris Davis
2Gerardo Parra
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1Ryan Braun
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yovani Gallardo
2Kyle Lohse
3Matt Garza
4Wily Peralta
5Jimmy Nelson
6Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Francisco Rodriguez
2Jim Henderson
3Tyler Thornburg
4Will Smith
5Zach Duke
6Brandon Kintzler
7Jeremy Jeffress
8Tom Gorzelanny
9Marco Estrada
10Wei-Chung Wang