Joey Butler

LF / Cleveland Indians / EXP: 3YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 lb Age: 29 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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      Indians' Joey Butler: Claimed by Indians

      Butler was claimed off waivers by the Indians in December,'s Paul Hoynes reports. Tampa Bay placed Butler on waivers, and the Indians swooped in and grabbed him in an effort to improve what was a very shaky outfield last season. He hit .276 with 12 doubles and eight home runs in 88 games last year, and could find his way into the lineup if Lonnie Chisenhall is struggling at the plate.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Rays' Joey Butler: Designated for assignment Thursday

      Butler was designated for assignment Thursday to make room on the 40-man roster for the recently acquired Hank Conger, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Conger was acquired by the Rays for cash considerations on Wednesday, which forced the club to clear room on its 40-man roster. Butler, who had a decent 2015 campaign with a .276//.326/.416 slash line to go with eight home runs in 257 at-bats, was DFA'd in a corresponding move and will be placed on waivers.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Rays option Joey Butler to make room for Desmond Jennings

      The Rays will activate outfielder Desmond Jennings from the disabled list on Friday, the team announced after Wednesday's game. Jennings has been out since late April due to a knee injury. To make room for Jennings, the Rays sent Joey Butler down to Triple-A. Butler was hitting .278 with six home runs prior to Wednesday's contest.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Brandon Guyer replaces Kevin Kiermaier in Rays lineup

      Rays center fielder Kevin Kiermaier isn't in the starting lineup for Saturday's game, the first time in 12 games Kiermaier hasn't gotten the start. In his place, Brandon Guyer gets his eighth start fo the season in center and first since June 28. Guyer had started three of the last four games in right. Joey Butler gets the start in right field in his place. His only other start in right was on July 3.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Rays' Joey Butler gets back into the lineup on Wednesday

      Joey Butler is back in the lineup for the Rays, as he will be in left field and bat second on Wednesday against the Indians. Butler had been held out of the lineup for the last three games in favor of recent-acquisition Grady Sizemore. But Butler will be back in there on Wednesday. Prior to the three game absence, Butler had started nine straight, hitting .250 with a pair of home runs in that span.

    • by Marty Gitlin |

      Rays DH Joey Butler on bench again Monday

      Blue Jays designated hitter Joey Butler is set to sit for the second straight game Monday against Cleveland. Grady Sizemore will again fill that hole after slamming three hits Sunday. Butler is experiencing his first mini-slump of the season with just one hit in his last 14 at-bats. But that has only served to weaken his slash line to a still-strong .315/.358/.482.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Rays' Joey Butler batting close to .350 in June

      Rays outfielder/DH Joey Butler totaled three hits -- all singles -- in five at-bats Monday against the Blue Jays. He struck out twice in his other two at-bats. Butler has been on a nice run offensively in June. He has a .346/.513/.898 slash line in 20 games. He also has three home runs, four doubles, 11 RBI, nine runs, four walks, 18 strikeouts and five stolen bases in that span.

    • by Shawn Krest |

      Rays' Joey Butler homers in second straight game

      Rays DH Joey Butler hit a solo home run in Friday's win over Cleveland. It was the second straight game with a homer for Butler, who now has six on the year. Butler went 2 for 4 and drove in his 19th run.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      OF Joey Butler's homer sparks Rays rally in victory

      Outfielder Joey Butler continues to hit for average and power, as his sixth-inning home run kickstarted a rally that led to an eventual 5-3 victory Thursday for the Rays. Butler cracked his fifth homer to right field off Nationals starter Doug Fister, opening the floodgates for a four-run frame. Butler is now hitting .331 on the season and nearly .350 in June, with 21 hits in the month.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      No spot in lineup for Joey Butler as Rays start series in NL park

      With the Rays moving to a NL park on Wednesday, Joey Butler was not in the starting lineup at Washington. He had started the last 21 games for Tampa Bay. Butler has been on an offensive tear since late May. He is batting .360 (31 for 86) with a .523 slugging percentage, .912 OPS, two home runs, eight doubles, 10 RBI, 10 runs and four stolen bases in his last 22 games.

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