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Joey Butler | Outfielder

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 3/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rays signed OF Joey Butler to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Butler batted .231/.379/.385 in 21 games with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball League after being released by the Cardinals last May. The 28-year-old has been a good minor league hitter over the course of his MLB career, and with the Rays in a rebuilding year Butler could find his way to the majors at some point in 2015. Jan 10 - 5:42 PM

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Cardinals released OF Joey Butler.

They have sold Butler's contract to the Orix Buffalo's of the Japanese Nippon Professional Baseball League. Butler hit .360/.481/.547 at Triple-A Memphis and earned a brief call-up, but he was a bad fit in an organization that has plenty of outfield depth both in the majors and minors.
Fri, May 23, 2014 02:09:00 PM

Cardinals optioned OF Joey Butler to Triple-A Memphis.

Butler went hitless with three strikeouts in six plate appearances for the Cardinals. The 28-year-old outfielder was on a tear at Triple-A Memphis before his promotion but is not considered a legitimate prospect.
Wed, May 21, 2014 04:11:00 PM

Cardinals purchased the contract of OF Joey Butler from Triple-A Memphis.

Butler was crushing the ball at Memphis, batting .360/.481/.547 with four homers and 20 RBI. The 28-year-old probably won't play much, but the Cards will hope he can provide some right-handed punch off the bench.
Fri, May 9, 2014 10:43:00 AM

Cardinals sent OF Joey Butler outright to Triple-A Memphis.

The Cards claimed Butler off waivers last October from the Rangers and invited him to spring training, where he hit .211/.318/.263 over 13 games. He's in a bad situation, as the outfield with the big club and the outfield at Memphis is awfully crowded.
Fri, Mar 28, 2014 08:33:00 AM

Cardinals claimed OF Joey Butler off waivers from the Rangers.

Butler posted a promising .291/.395/.437 batting line with 12 home runs and 51 RBI in 119 games this season at the Triple-A level. The 27-year-old will serve as organizational outfield depth for St. Louis.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 01:46:00 PM

Rangers designated OF Joey Butler for assignment.

Butler hit .291/.395/.437 with 12 home runs and 51 RBI in 119 games this season at the Triple-A level. The 27-year-old outfielder could draw interest from other teams.
Mon, Sep 30, 2013 03:56:00 PM

Rangers optioned OF Joey Butler to Triple-A Round Rock.

The move clears a spot for Alex Rios on the active roster. Butler returns to a .290/.375/.437 batting line with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 97 games with the Rangers' Triple-A affiliate.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 03:35:00 PM

Rangers purchased the contract of OF Joey Butler from Triple-A Round Rock.

Nelson Cruz surprised the Rangers on Monday when he decided to accept his 50-game suspension rather than appeal it, so the club is scrambling to find a fill-in. Butler was batting .290/.375/.437 with 10 home runs and 44 RBI in 97 games this season at the Triple-A level. The 27-year-old is doubtful to have immediate success in the bigs.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 03:58:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Rene Rivera
2Curt Casali
3Justin O'Conner
4Bobby Wilson
1B1James Loney
2Vince Belnome
2B1Nick Franklin
2Logan Forsythe
3Alexi Casilla
4Ryan Brett
5Eugenio Velez
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jake Elmore
3B1Evan Longoria
2Juan Francisco
LF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Corey Brown
CF1Desmond Jennings
2Mikie Mahtook
RF1Steven Souza
2Brandon Guyer
3Joey Butler
DH1John Jaso
2David DeJesus
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Alex Cobb
2Matt Moore
3Chris Archer
4Jake Odorizzi
5Drew Smyly
6Alex Colome
7Nate Karns
8Matt Andriese
9Grayson Garvin
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jake McGee
2Brad Boxberger
3Grant Balfour
4Ernesto Frieri
5Kevin Jepsen
6Jeff Beliveau
7Kirby Yates
8Ronald Belisario
9Steve Geltz
10Brandon Gomes
11Everett Teaford
12Jose Dominguez
13C.J. Riefenhauser
14Jhan Marinez