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Dan Butler | Catcher

Team: Washington Nationals
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/17/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Mar 19 - 4:27 PM

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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.
Jan 14 - 8:33 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.
Jan 7 - 9:22 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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Batters
PosRoleName
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2Jose Lobaton
1B1Ryan Zimmerman
2Tyler Moore
3Clint Robinson
2B1Yunel Escobar
2Danny Espinosa
3Wilmer Difo
4Dan Uggla
SS1Ian Desmond
3B1Anthony Rendon
LF1Jayson Werth
2Reed Johnson
CF1Denard Span
2Nate McLouth
RF1Bryce Harper
2Michael Taylor
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Stephen Strasburg
2Max Scherzer
3Jordan Zimmermann
4Doug Fister
5Gio Gonzalez
6Tanner Roark
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Drew Storen
2Aaron Barrett
3Craig Stammen
4Matt Thornton
5Casey Janssen
6Tanner Roark
7Blake Treinen
8Matt Grace
9Sammy Solis
10Taylor Jordan