Eddie Butler

#33 SP / Chi. Cubs / EXP: 4YRS Height: 6-2 Weight: 180 lb Age: 27 College: Radford Bats/Throws -/-

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Leading candidate for final bullpen opening

      Eddie Butler is in the mix for the final spot in the Chicago Cubs' bullpen to open the season, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.Rogers also comments that Butler may have an edge on the competition both because he's out of options and because manager Joe Maddon has expressed a desire to have more than one long reliever in the bullpen. The former Rockies farmhand has allowed just two runs with a 4:2 K:BB in 6.2 innings this spring, and his ability to make spot starts as needed is a decent selling point as well. If he doesn't grab the final spot in the relief corps, Randy Rosario, Anthony Bass or Justin Hancock could win the job instead.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Makes spring debut

      Eddie Butler (undisclosed) made his Cactus League debut Saturday against the Rangers, covering 1.2 innings and allowing an unearned run on two hits and two walks.Butler didn't pitch after Aug. 6 last season after succumbing to an injury while with Triple-A Iowa, but it doesn't look as though he's facing any limitations in spring training. While the 26-year-old looks to be in sound health, he likely won't have a serious case for winning an Opening Day roster spot with the Chicago Cubs having seemingly settled on a five-man rotation of Yu Darvish, Jon Lester, Kyle Hendricks, Jose Quintana and Tyler Chatwood. Look for Butler to hold down a rotation spot with Iowa for much of the campaign.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Placed on disabled list

      Eddie Butler was placed on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday with an undisclosed injury.Since being sent back to Triple-A Iowa on July 18, Butler has posted an ERA of 4.50 in three starts (14.0 innings) with 13 strikeouts. However, he still has a 2.17 ERA in 45.2 innings with the top minor-league affiliate.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Heads back to Iowa

      Eddie Butler was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.Butler posted a serviceable 3.86 ERA as a big-league starter this season, but with John Lackey returning to the rotation and Jose Quintana entering the fold as well, there was simply no room on the roster for the former first rounder. He'll likely act as a rotation piece for the I-Chicago Cubs until another starter is needed in Chicago.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Moves to bullpen

      Eddie Butler will make the transition to the bullpen, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.With the addition of Jose Quintana and the return of Kyle Hendricks (hand) on the horizon, Butler will slide to the bullpen for the foreseeable future. During 12 appearances (11 starts) this season, Butler has posted a 3.88 ERA with a 1.41 WHIP. It will be interesting to see how Butler does coming out of the bullpen, as his 30:27 K:BB doesn't make him a strikeout pitcher by any means. On the flip side, he has done a great job limiting home runs during his time on the mound, allowing just four over the course of 53.1 innings in 2017.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Fires four shutout innings Friday

      Eddie Butler (4-3) allowed no runs on four hits and three walks along with a hit batsman while striking out one across four innings, but didn't factor into the decision Friday against the Pirates.Butler left the contest with a four-run lead, but after burning through 86 pitches, he was removed before qualifying for a victory. He's failed to make it into the fifth inning in three of his last four starts, but he's allowed one or fewer runs in three games during that span, making him a player who's an emerging fantasy option with a respectable 3.86 ERA. He'll make his next start at a time yet to be determined after the All-Star break.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Unravels in fourth inning Saturday

      Eddie Butler (4-3) allowed four runs on five hits and three walks through 3.2 innings in Saturday's loss to the Reds. He struck out two.Butler used just 35 pitches over the first three innings before imploding during a four-run fourth inning that he didn't complete. He walked in a run before allowing a go-ahead, two-run single to Jackson Stephens, Cincinnati's starting pitcher. The 26-year-old has only made it six innings in one of 10 starts this season, in part due to a high 4.56 BB/9, while his 4.18 ERA and 5.32 K/9 also limit his value outside of deeper leagues. Still, with Kyle Hendricks (hand) likely out until after the All-Star break, Butler should stick in the rotation. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Pirates.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Five scoreless innings in win over Nationals

      Eddie Butler (4-2) tossed five scoreless innings in Monday's win over the Nationals, allowing four hits with no walks and one strikeout.Butler pitched to contact extremely effectively in this one, scattering four singles across five frames as the potent Nats offense struggled to square balls up. He was removed after just 64 pitches, but the bullpen preserved the victory despite a shaky ninth inning. Butler seems unlikely to go deep into games even if he does continue starting, but a stretch of nine innings in which he has allowed just one earned run over his last two outings has lowered his ERA to a respectable 3.71. He appears set to stick in the rotation for the time being and will take his next turn Saturday against the Reds.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Only completes four innings Wednesday

      Eddie Butler (3-2) gave up one run on five hits and three walks while striking out four over four-plus innings in a no-decision against the Padres on Wednesday.The 26-year-old failed to take full advantage of a favorable home matchup, as he ran up his pitch count early (31 pitches in the first) and was ultimately pulled after giving up back-to-back hits to begin the fifth. Butler now sits with a 4.19 ERA and 1.42 WHIP over 38.2 innings. While he appears likely to continue on as a starter for the time being, Kyle Hendricks (hand) will be back eventually, and the Chicago Cubs may look to add a rotation piece at the trade deadline.

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      Cubs' Eddie Butler: Mediocre in Friday's no-decision

      Eddie Butler allowed four runs on four hits and three walks without striking out a batter through 5.2 innings during Friday's win over Pittsburgh. He didn't factor into the decision.Butler positioned himself to collect the win after allowing just a single run through the first five innings, but then he was tagged with another three scores in the sixth inning. He's shown flashes of fantasy potential, but with a 4.41 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 5.5 K/9 through seven starts, Butler shouldn't be confused with a coveted option. He could provide streaming value or reward as a low-priced flier for his upcoming start against San Diego at Wrigley Field, though.

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