Butera was assigned to Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. After passing through waivers unclaimed, Butera will join the Isotopes. He struggled to a .176 average with two doubles and a walk over seven games in the big leagues prior to being designated for assignment Friday.
Butera was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday. Butera served as the team's backup catcher with Chris Iannetta (lat) on the injured list, but he's no longer needed with Iannetta back in action Friday. Butera went 3-for-17 at the plate during his time with the Rockies and isn't particularly likely to be claimed off waivers due to his career .201/.258/.299 slash line.
Butera is catching and hitting eighth against the Phillies on Saturday, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Tony Wolters started the last three games, so he'll get a breather Saturday, allowing Butera to slide in and make his second start of the season. The 35-year-old went 1-for-4 with a double in his last start on April 15 and should continue to serve as Wolters' backup until Chris Iannetta (lat strain) returns from the injured list.
Butera has been called up to the Rockies from Triple-A Albuquerque, Nick Groke of The Athletic reports. Butera has been summoned to the big-league club in a move that corresponds with catcher Chris Iannetta getting placed on the injured list with a lat strain. The 34-year-old will get the start against the Padres on Monday, per Kyle Newman of The Denver Post. Butera has a .201/.258/.299 slash line over 1,223 career major-league at-bats, and figures to back up Tony Wolters.
Butera signed a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Monday. Butera has latched on with the Rockies after being released by the Phillies earlier in the month. The veteran backstop should provide organizational catching depth.