Butera signed a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training with the Rockies on Wednesday, Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports. Butera served as a depth catcher for the Rockies last season and appeared in 10 games, and he'll now rejoin the organization. The 36-year-old has a .184/.257/.286 slash line in 77 games over the past two seasons, so he's unlikely to serve as more than organizational depth again in 2020.
Butera had his contract selected from Triple-A Albuquerque on Tuesday. Butera slashed .300/.389/.511 with nine home runs and 40 RBI over 67 games with the Isotopes this season, and he'll now get a chance to finish up the year in the majors.
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 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.