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Drew Butera | Catcher

Team: Kansas City Royals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Drew Butera went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Thursday afternoon's loss to the Tigers.
The light-hitting Butera smacked his first home run of the season when he took Anibal Sanchez deep to lead off the seventh inning. It was just the ninth homer of his career. With a mere 49 at-bats this season and a .186/.197/.243 triple-slash line, we can safely say that the catcher should not be considered for fantasy purposes. Aug 6 - 4:49 PM

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Royals recalled C Drew Butera from Triple-A Omaha.

He's replacing Francisco Pena as Salvador Perez's backup while Erik Kratz (foot) is out. Butera won't play much.
May 8 - 3:13 PM

Royals acquired C Drew Butera from the Angels for INF Ryan Jackson.

Butera was designated for assignment by the Angels on May 4. He will give the Royals some needed depth at catcher with Erik Kratz suffering from a foot injury. Butera, 31, is a dreadful .183/.238/.266 career hitter.
May 7 - 12:37 PM

Angels designated C Drew Butera for assignment.

Butera batted just .190/.190/.190 over 10 games. The Halos have decided to carry Carlos Perez as Chris Iannetta's backup instead.
May 4 - 5:16 PM

Angels and C Drew Butera avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $987,500 contract.

Butera was in his second year of arbitration eligibility. He'll serve as Chris Iannetta's backup after being acquired from the Dodgers via trade last month.
Jan 15 - 8:38 PM

Angels acquired C Drew Butera from the Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

Butera was designated for assignment by the Dodgers last week after batting just .188/.267/.288 with three homers across 192 plate appearances this past season. The 31-year-old is a .183/.239/.268 career hitter, but he could be the primary backup in 2015 to Angels starting catcher Chris Iannetta.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 03:21:00 PM

Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that the Angels are close to acquiring catcher Drew Butera.

Butera was designated for assignment by the Dodgers last week to create a 40-man roster spot for Ryan Lavarnway. Butera batted just .188/.267/.288 with three homers in 192 plate appearances this past season for Los Angeles. He is a .183/.239/.268 career hitter.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 03:07:00 PM

Dodgers designated C Drew Butera for assignment.

The move clears a spot for the newly-claimed Ryan Lavarnway on the 40-man roster. Butera batted just .188/.267/.288 with three homers over 192 plate appearances this past season.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 02:36:00 PM

Drew Butera went 1-for-4 with two walks and hit what proved to be the game-deciding home run in Thursday's 12-inning victory over the Twins.

Butera laced a solo home run to left field off of Brian Duensing, padding the Dodgers' lead to 4-2 in the 12th inning. It ended up being very valuable, as closer Kenley Jansen loaded the bases with no outs and allowed one run before slamming the door on the one-run victory in the bottom-half of the 12th. The homer was Butera's first in the Majors since he hit one on July 1, 2012 off of Royals pitcher Aaron Crow.
Fri, May 2, 2014 12:26:00 AM

Dodgers agreed to terms with catcher Drew Butera on a one-year, $700,000 contract.

That MLB teams are absolutely petrified of being caught short in the catching department will keep Butera on a 40-man roster for another winter. It'd be an upset if he beats out Tim Federowicz for a job backing up A.J. Ellis next spring, but he does provide insurance.
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 04:55:00 PM

Dodgers recalled C Drew Butera from Triple-A Albuquerque.

He'll serve as the club's third catcher over the final month. Butera is a career .230/.263/.494 hitter in 534 major league plate appearances.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:39:00 PM

Dodgers acquired C Drew Butera from the Twins for a player to be named later.

It was the final deal of the 2013 non-waiver trade deadline. Butera, 29, is a .230/.263/.494 career hitter in 534 major league plate appearances. He is doubtful to make any sort of major impact for the Dodgers.
Wed, Jul 31, 2013 04:21:00 PM

Twins optioned C Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester.

Butera appeared in two games with the Twins while Joe Mauer was on paternity leave. He returns to a .215/.247/.316 batting line at the Triple-A level.
Sun, Jul 28, 2013 07:17:00 PM

Twins recalled C Drew Butera from Triple-A Rochester.

Butera will provide some catching depth while Joe Mauer is away on paternity leave. The .183 career hitter is not fantasy relevant.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:52:00 AM

Drew Butera suffered a broken pinkie in his first Triple-A at-bat on Friday and is expected to miss at least four weeks.

Butera, 29, failed to make the Twins Opening Day roster and has a .183 lifetime average in the majors. When he returns, he'll be nothing more than organizational depth.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 07:11:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Salvador Perez
2Drew Butera
1B1Eric Hosmer
2B1Omar Infante
SS1Alcides Escobar
3B1Mike Moustakas
LF1Alex Gordon
2Ben Zobrist
CF1Lorenzo Cain
2Jarrod Dyson
RF1Alex Rios
2Paulo Orlando
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Edinson Volquez
3Danny Duffy
4Yordano Ventura
5Kris Medlen
6Jason Vargas
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Greg Holland
2Wade Davis
3Kelvin Herrera
4Ryan Madson
5Luke Hochevar
6Franklin Morales
7Chris Young
8Jeremy Guthrie
9Tim Collins
10Brian Flynn