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Eddie Butler | Relief Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 180
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right

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Eddie Butler has been pulled out of the Arizona Fall League because of upper back and shoulder discomfort.
Butler missed a chunk of the 2014 season with a rotator cuff strain, so the Rockies are treating this situation with great caution. "When I got here to Arizona, sat with the training staff and went over how things were going, they checked me out and said my body was fatigued," Butler told "They said it would be a better idea for me to stay here and get stronger, rather than go pitch." Tue, Oct 7, 2014 04:47:00 PM

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Eddie Butler pitched 4 2/3 innings and gave up five runs Saturday in a no-decision versus the Dodgers.

The Rockies chose to give Butler another shot on Sept. 17 after his initial go-round in the majors back in June was quickly interrupted by a shoulder injury. He won his only previous start this month, but he didn't show much in this one. Overall, he struck out a total of three batters in 16 innings in the majors this year. It's practically assured that he'll open next year in Triple-A, and while he's still a quality prospect, his stock isn't as high as it was a year ago. A future in the pen remains a possibility.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 01:38:00 AM

Eddie Butler earned his first major league win after limiting the D'Backs to one run over six innings on Saturday.

It was a marked improvement over his previous start in which he allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings against the Dodgers on June 6. The rookie right-hander scattered five hits and a walk while striking out one. The only mistake he made occurred in the fifth inning, when Jake Lamb hit a solo home run. It is not known yet whether Butler will get another turn in the rotation.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 07:02:00 PM

Rockies recalled RHP Eddie Butler from Double-A Tulsa.

Butler will start for the Rockies on Saturday. The righty struggled in his major league debut back in June and hasn't posted overly impressive numbers in the minors this season (3.99 ERA, just 69 strikeouts over 117 1/3 innings). However, he remains a top pitching prospect and might be worth a flier in NL-only formats.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 08:41:00 AM

Eddie Butler will be recalled to start on September 23 against the Padres.

Butler was optioned to the minors in July after recovering from his shoulder injury, but the Rockies are now ready to give him another shot. It's not clear whether he'll be given just the one start or an addition one before the end of the season. Butler was limited to just 122 2/3 frames between the majors and minors because of the shoulder ailment.
Mon, Sep 15, 2014 10:16:00 PM

Rockies activated RHP Eddie Butler from the 15-day disabled list; option him to Double-A Tulsa.

Butler had been expected to rejoin the Rockies' rotation on Tuesday, but those plans were altered after he was touched up for six runs on eight hits and three walks in a rehab start for Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday. He should get another shot later this season, but for now he'll continue to hone his craft. "Just giving him time to get sharp," manager Walt Weiss said. "He's been out for a while. He's had a couple rehab starts. But we're giving him time to get everything in order and be ready to come back and help us. He's probably going to need more time."
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 08:28:00 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the Rockies' rotation on Tuesday against the Nationals.

Butler made a rehab start with High-A Modesto last weekend, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks over four innings. It appears that will be his lone rehab outing before being activated even though he only got his pitch count up to 58. Butler doesn't figure to pitch deep into Tuesday's outing, but the young righty is worth rostering again in deeper formats.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Jul 18, 2014 09:58:00 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) allowed three runs on two hits and two walks over four innings in his first rehab start with High-A Modesto Saturday.

Butler got his pitch count up to 58 and reportedly hit 96 mph on the radar gun, so it was a positive showing all in all. The Rockies are hoping that the young right-hander will be ready to rejoin the rotation not long after the All-Star break.
Sun, Jul 13, 2014 08:49:00 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) tossed 55 pitches in a simulated game on Tuesday afternoon.

Butler reported feeling great after the workout. The next step for the young right-hander could be a minor league rehab assignment and he should be ready to rejoin the Rockies' rotation by the end of July. Butler has been out since June 9 with rotator cuff inflammation.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 05:26:00 PM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) said he "felt good" during a simulated game Saturday.

Butler threw 35 pitches to fellow rehabber Carlos Gonzalez. "Everything felt good," Butler said. "I've just got to figure out how to get that fastball in on CarGo. ... We're both up there testing each other." There's no timetable for Butler's return, but he appears close to a rehab assignment.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jul 6, 2014 10:27:00 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) will throw live batting practice on Saturday.

Butler has made nice progress in his recovery from inflammation in his pitching shoulder. The Rockies haven't set a timetable for his return, but rejoining the rotation before the end of the month would seem to be doable.
Wed, Jul 2, 2014 03:56:00 PM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program and is expected to begin throwing off a mound again soon.

The Rockies slowed down Butler's rehab last week, but he's made the necessary progress in recent days to ramp things up again. There's no timetable for the young right-hander's return, as the club will obviously proceed cautiously.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014 10:39:00 PM

The Rockies have decided to slow down Eddie Butler's (shoulder) rehab after getting a second opinion from Dodgers team doctor Neal ElAttrache on Monday.

Butler threw 10 pitches off the slope of the mound Monday and felt fine, but the Rockies will back him off for a few days. "Eddie is doing good. There is no pain," head trainer Keith Dugger said. "(ElAttrache) suggested that we go a little slower, so we are going to back off for a few days. Then Eddie will start throwing again." There's no timetable for Butler's return.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 09:50:00 AM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) could be cleared to begin long-toss at a distance of 90 feet on Saturday.

The young right-hander is battling a bout of shoulder inflammation, but felt better on Friday after doing strengthening exercises. He still appears unlikely to return to the Rockies until July.
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 08:13:00 PM

Eddie Butler (shoulder) will be shut down from throwing for at least five days.

An MRI on Butler's shoulder showed merely inflammation, but the Rockies will proceed cautiously with the young right-hander. Butler will require a rehab assignment once he's built back up enough strength in the shoulder. He seems unlikely to return before the end of the month.
Tue, Jun 10, 2014 06:13:00 PM

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2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Cristhian Adames
3Rafael Ynoa
4Omar Quintanilla
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Kyle Parker
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Drew Stubbs
3Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
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2Jhoulys Chacin
3Jordan Lyles
4Tyler Matzek
5Eddie Butler
6David Hale
7Yohan Flande
8Tyler Chatwood
9Tyler Anderson
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