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Dan Butler | Catcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10 / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox signed C Dan Butler to a minor league contract.
Butler, 29, has appeared in just seven major league games in his professional baseball career. He batted .227/.316/.316 with one home run in 83 games last season for the Triple-A affiliate of the Nationals. Jan 21 - 12:44 PM

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Nationals sent C Dan Butler outright to Triple-A Syracuse.

Butler, 28, has hit .231/.315/.312 with one homer at Triple-A this season. He'll continue to serve as organizational depth.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 01:30:00 PM

Nationals designated C Dan Butler for assignment.

The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Jonathan Papelbon. Butler, 28, has hit .231/.315/.312 with one homer at Triple-A this season and has a good chance to clear waivers.
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 08:30:00 PM

Nationals optioned C Dan Butler to Triple-A Syracuse.

Butler, 28, was acquired from the Red Sox in January and owns a 256/.349/.416 batting line in the minors. He'll provide catching depth in Triple-A.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015 04:27:00 PM

Nationals acquired C Dan Butler from the Red Sox for LHP Danny Rosenbaum.

Butler was designated for assignment by the Red Sox last week after the Craig Breslow signing was made official. The 28-year-old appeared in seven games at the major league level last season and owns a .256/.349/.416 batting line in the minors. He'll provide some depth at the catcher position.
Wed, Jan 14, 2015 08:33:00 AM

Red Sox designated C Dan Butler for assignment.

The move clears a spot for Craig Breslow on the 40-man roster. Butler, 28, appeared in seven games with the Red Sox in 2014 after spending six seasons in the minors. He became expendable with Boston's depth behind the plate.
Wed, Jan 7, 2015 09:22:00 AM

Red Sox recalled C Dan Butler from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Butler will be emergency catching depth for the Red Sox as they play out the rest of the 2014 season.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:04:00 PM

Red Sox optioned C Dan Butler to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Butler is hitless in 11 at-bats during his brief time with the big club this season. He'll be back in September.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 03:53:00 PM

Red Sox recall C Daniel Butler from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 27-year-old backstop was hitting .227/.306/.338 with four homers and 28 RBI in his 76 games at Triple-A. He'll function as nothing more than a backup behind Christian Vazquez.
Sat, Aug 2, 2014 12:42:00 PM

Red Sox optioned C Daniel Butler to Triple-A Pawtucket; reassigned RHPs Dalier Hinojosa and John Ely and LHP Rich Hill to minor league camp.

The 26-year-old Butler, a career .259/.357/.417 hitter in the minors, was added to the 40-man roster in November. Boston signed Hinojosa, a Cuban defector, to a $4.25 million minor league contract in October. While he worked as a starter in Cuba, many scouts believe that he'll be used out of the bullpen going forward. Ely will provide cheap pitching depth when he's fully recovered from Tommy John surgery. Hill posted a 6.28 ERA with the Indians last year but struck out 51 over 38 2/3 innings; he should be one of the first relievers Boston summons for reinforcement this summer.
Sun, Mar 23, 2014 09:57:00 AM

Red Sox purchased the contract of C Daniel Butler from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Butler is a career .259/.357/.417 hitter in the minors and has a bit of pop. The 26-year-old is now protected from the Rule 5 Draft.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:39:00 PM

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1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Aaron Hill
3Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
2Chris Young
3Blake Swihart
4Bryce Brentz
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
2Michael Martinez
DH1David Ortiz
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PosRoleName
S1David Price
2Rick Porcello
3Drew Pomeranz
4Steven Wright
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Sean O'Sullivan
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Brad Ziegler
3Koji Uehara
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Clay Buchholz
9Joe Kelly
10Carson Smith
11Brandon Workman