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Keith Butler | Relief Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/30/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 170
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Cardinals sent RHP Keith Butler outright to Triple-A Memphis.
The 25-year-old had Tommy John surgery this past summer, so he'll be out of commission until the middle of the 2015 season anyway. The Cards made the move to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Nov 18 - 7:50 PM

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Keith Butler needs Tommy John surgery.

Butler surrendered six earned runs in two innings of relief earlier this season for the Cardinals. The 25-year-old righty will now be sidelined through mid-2015.
May 24 - 5:36 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis.

Butler had allowed six earned runs in two innings of relief this season for the Cardinals. The 25-year-old right-hander should get another look later this summer.
Apr 17 - 1:06 PM

Keith Butler will make the Cardinals as a reliever.

Butler was in a competition for a bullpen spot, and while he didn't necessarily leave no doubts -- the right-hander had an 8.38 ERA in 9 2/3 innings -- he's won the job. The 25-year-old will serve in a middle relief role for the club.
Mar 28 - 9:14 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis.

Butler had to eat some innings in the Cardinals' loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday night and wasn't going to be available for a couple of days. The 24-year-old right-hander should get another shot later this season.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Cardinals recalled RHP Keith Butler from Triple-A Memphis.

Butler has a 1.98 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 13 2/3 innings with the Cards this season. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 12:43:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis.

Butler posted a cool 1.98 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 13 2/3 innings of relief during his six-week stay in the major leagues. He should be brought back up pretty soon.
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 01:14:00 PM

Cardinals recalled RHP Keith Butler from Double-A Springfield.

He'll replace Mitchell Boggs on the active roster. Butler, 24, has compiled a stingy 0.66 ERA and 21/2 K/BB ratio over 13 2/3 innings this season in Double-A and will pitch in middle relief.
Fri, May 31, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Cardinals optioned RHP Keith Butler and IF Ryan Jackson to Triple-A Memphis; reassigned LHP John Gast to minor league camp.

All expected moves. Butler is being promoted after spending last season at Double-A and has a career 2.21 ERA over parts of four seasons in the minors. Gast was in camp with the Cardinals as a non-roster invite.
Sun, Mar 17, 2013 05:32:00 PM

Cardinals purchased the contract of RHP Keith Butler from Double-A Springfield.

Butler found a home as Springfield's closer this season, posting a 2.76 ERA and 59/23 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old right-hander sits in the low-90s with his fastball while his slider has become a solid out-pitch.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 03:49:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Xavier Scruggs
3Scott Moore
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
4Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
2Ty Kelly
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
3Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Jaime Garcia
6Carlos Martinez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jordan Walden
4Seth Maness
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Kevin Siegrist
8Nick Greenwood
9Tyler Lyons
10Marco Gonzales
11Samuel Tuivailala
12Miguel Socolovich
13Marcus Hatley