• by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst

    Cards release OF Shane Robinson, outright P Keith Butler

    The Cardinals released center fielder Shane Robinson and outrighted pitcher Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis, reports MLBTradeRumors.com. Robinson batted .150 in 60 at-bats this past season. Butler is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Keith Butler will require Tommy John surgery

    Cardinals minor-league pitcher Keith Butler will require Tommy John surgery, according to MLB.com on Saturday. Butler experienced some elbow discomfort earlier in the week after posting 0.84 over 10 2/3 innings of work.

  • by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

    Keith Butler dealing with elbow discomfort

    Cardinals pitcher Keith Butler, pitching at Triple-A Memphis, has been shut down due to discomfort in his right elbow, MLB.com reports Wednesday. Butler, who opened the season in the Cardinals' bullpen before he was sent day in April, will undergo further testing to determine the extent of the injury. He has not pitched in over a week, as of Wednesday.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Cardinals make multiple moves with pitching staff

    The Cardinals have made several moves in the wake of starting pitcher Joe Kelly being placed on the disabled list. They have promoted pitchers Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis and dispatched fellow right-hander Keith Butler to the Redbirds.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Keith Butler will earn final roster spot

    Cardinals reliever Keith Butler will claim the final spot remaining on the 25-man opening day roster, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Butler allowed 15 runs on 21 hits while striking out 12 and walking seven over 13 2/3 innings pitched this spring.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cardinals send Keith Butler to minors

    The Cardinals optioned reliever Keith Butler to Triple-A Memphis Thursday. Butler has posted a 4.05 ERA in 16 relief appearances this season.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Cardinals make roster moves for doubleheader

    The Cardinals announced prior to Tuesday's doubleheader against the Pirates they recalled pitchers Tyler Lyons, Michael Blazek and Keith Butler. They also demoted pitchers Marc Rzepczynski and Fernando Salas to Triple-A Memphis.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Keith Butler optioned to Triple-A Memphis

    Cardinals reliever Keith Butler has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis Monday. The team has not announced a corresponding move, but Butler won't play until Friday. He will be replaced in the bullpen by Joe Kelly, at least the first time through the rotation post-All Star break. Butler has appeared in 12 games, with a 1.98 ERA.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Cards bring up Keith Butler

    With Mitchell Boggs optioned to Triple-A Memphis. the Cardinals called up prospect Keith Butler from Double-A Springfield Friday. Butler had a 0.66 ERA in 13 appearances for Springfield and a 9.53 ERA in seven appearances for Memphis this season.

  • by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com

    Keith Butler promoted to Triple-A

    Cardinals prospect Keith Butler was promoted from Double-A Springfield to Triple-A Memphis on Monday, MLB.com reports. The right-hander worked four scoreless innings at Springfield and converted three saves while striking out nine.