Butler went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in his Yankee debut Thursday versus Boston.
Added to the Yankees' roster earlier Thursday, Butler arrived at the park about 90 minutes before game time and made an immediate impact with a first-inning sacrifice fly and a run-scoring single in the third before coming around himself. Butler was released on Sunday by the Athletics, and the Yankees plan to use him as their designated hitter against left-handed pitching for the remainder of the regular season.
Butler is in the lineup Thursday against Boston, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Butler is set to make his Yankees debut Thursday night. He'll hit fifth and serve as New York's DH against Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox.
Butler has a deal in place with the Yankees, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.
Butler will reportedly join the Yankees on a major league deal. Brian McCann has served as the team's designated hitter of late but the Yankees will likely turn to a platoon matchup, giving Butler the starts against lefties.
Butler was released by the Athletics on Sunday.
Though Butler was holding down a respectable .331 on-base percentage for the season, he had only slugged four homers and 16 doubles in 242 plate appearances. That lack of pop and Butler's inability to play the field made him expendable, despite the fact he was under contract through 2017. It's unclear if he'll be able to latch on with another team before the season ends, but he should find a home somewhere before the start of spring training.
Butler (concussion) was activated from the disabled list Monday
Butler hasn't played since Aug. 17 after landing on the concussion disabled list last week, but it appears the symptoms are now totally behind him as he's set to rejoin the roster. The 30-year-old will look to pick up where he left off, as he'd been enjoying a strong month to the tune of a .333 average in 11 games. Arismendy Alcantara was optioned back to Triple-A in a corresponding move to clear space on the 25-man roster.
Butler (concussion) participated in workouts Friday night, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
As of now, Butler is on track to come off the DL on Monday, the earliest possible date. Butler has dramatically increased his production since the All-Star break, as he's hit .367/.415/.517 since, bringing his line up to .286/.338/.419 for the year.
Butler (concussion) reported feeling better and will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.
Oakland is wrapping up a home set with the Indians on Wednesday, but they hit the road after that for six days starting on Friday, so the news would seem to indicate Butler could return at some point in that span. He was placed on the 7-day DL on Monday, so he wouldn't be eligible to be activated until the end of the road trip, but he may not need to miss any more time than the minimum seven days.
Butler (concussion) was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.
As expected, Butler has officially been placed on the disabled list with a concussion. Specific information regarding his return should be available further into the rehab process. In a corresponding move, Arismendy Alcantara was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.
Butler is expected to be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
Butler will follow the league's concussion protocol after being injured in a fight with teammate Danny Valencia. Fortunately, Oakland's medical staff has said that Butler has shown steady improvement and that he should recover after 5-7 days.
Butler (illness) is out of Monday's lineup against the Indians, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Monday will mark the fourth consecutive game that Butler has been out of the lineup. Arismendy Alcantara was listed on the lineup card, while Butler was not, so there's concern that Butler may be headed for the disabled list. It was recently revealed that an altercation between Butler and teammate Danny Valencia resulted in Butler being hurt, however the specific injuries have yet to be reported.
Butler's (illness) two-game absence is due to a clubhouse altercation with teammate Danny Valencia, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Manager Bob Melvin confirmed that Butler is suffering from nausea and vomiting, but ruled out the flu. The Athletics have declined to comment further on the altercation between Butler and Valencia. It is unclear when Butler will make his return, but there will likely be more updates on his status in the near future.
Butler (illness) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.
Butler didn't even make it to the ballpark for Saturday's contest, and wasn't really expected to return for Sunday's series finale. He'll be reevaluated by the team, and should be considered questionable for the three-game series against the Indians that begins Monday.
Butler is not in the lineup Saturday due to illness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
While it's possible Butler may not have been in the lineup regardless, the A's clarified that he's battling an illness and did not make the trip to the ballpark with the team. It's unclear whether Butler will join the team prior to the game, but at this point he's not likely to be available off the bench.
Butler is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.
He remains in a part-time role even after a .328/.434/.565 month of July -- Wednesday's absence marks his fifth in nine games in August. Khris Davis will serve as the designated hitter Wednesday with Coco Crisp in left field and Jake Smolinski in center. The A's owe Butler more than $11 million in 2017 in the final year of a three-year, $30 million pact.
Butler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.
The Athletics appear to have gone back to Khris Davis as their primary DH, as Butler will be out of the lineup for the second straight game and the third time in four games. Butler's lack of positional versatility will continue to hurt his case for receiving everyday at-bats.
Butler is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cubs on Saturday.
This will mark the second time in the last three games that Butler is out of the lineup. In his place, Khris Davis will man the DH spot while facing Jake Arrieta.
Butler is out of the lineup Thursday against the Angels, San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports.
Butler will take a seat as Khris Davis mans the DH spot Thursday. This will mark the third time in the past four games that Butler is out of the starting lineup, but the 30-year-old has four multi-hit games in his last five contests and will likely be back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs.
Butler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.
Butler's playing time has been on the rise since the All-Star break, and the veteran DH has responded with an excellent 10-for-24 (.417 average) showing at the dish, which includes two homers. The Athletics have made it clear that they'll be sellers as Monday's non-waiver trade deadline approaches, and with bats such as Josh Reddick and Danny Valencia potentially on the move, Butler's path to regular at-bats should only become clear. Butler will rest Sunday, however, paving the way for Khris Davis to slot in as the DH.
Butler is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers.
Butler has started 12 of the last 20 games, and owners should be able to expect a similar role from him going forward. He has been consistently mediocre in recent seasons, with a .311 wOBA in three straight seasons and a wRC+ between 95 and 99 in each of the past three seasons.
Butler went 3-for-4 with an RBI in a 7-6 loss to the Rangers on Monday.
Butler continues to have his most productive month of the season, hitting .325 with a .900 OPS in July. However, even amidst his spike in offensive production the nine-year vet has continued to see a decline in power, notching only three home runs and 25 RBI on the year.
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