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September 1, 2021 07:00 AM
Astros' Drew Butera: Joins Houston on MiLB deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Tuesday, Chandler Rome of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Butera has been with Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization, but he was released earlier in the day before signing with the Astros. Backup catcher Jason Castro (knee) recently landed on the injured list, so Butera should have a better chance of joining the big-league club with his new team.

June 1, 2021 05:56 PM
Angels' Drew Butera: Clears waivers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Tuesday.

Butera was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday, and he'll remain in the organization going forward. He'll attempt to sort things out with the Triple-A club after he hit .094 with five RBI and 16 strikeouts in 12 major-league games this year.

May 29, 2021 04:52 PM
Angels' Drew Butera: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday.

Butera had been out of the lineup the last two games, and he'll now be removed from the 40-man roster after Kean Wong's contract was selected Saturday. Butera appeared in 12 games for the Angels during his time with the big-league club but hit just .094 with a double, five RBI, a run and 16 strikeouts.

May 29, 2021 06:12 PM
Angels' Drew Butera: Takes seat Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera isn't starting Friday's game against the Athletics.

Butera will be out of the lineup for a second straight game to begin the series. Kurt Suzuki will start behind the dish and bat eighth.

May 27, 2021 07:00 PM
Angels' Drew Butera: Not starting Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera isn't starting Thursday's game against Oakland.

Butera will retreat to the bench once again as he continues to alternate starts behind the plate. Kurt Suzuki will start at catcher and bat seventh.

May 20, 2021 02:04 PM
Angels' Drew Butera: Takes seat for matinee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera isn't starting Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Butera will retreat to the bench for the fourth time in the last six games as he continues to split time with Kurt Suzuki behind the dish. Suzuki will start at catcher and bat sixth.

May 12, 2021 04:24 PM
Angels' Drew Butera: Getting regular starts behind dish
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera will start at catcher and bat ninth Wednesday against the Astros.

Butera has seemed to emerge as the Angels' preferred option behind the plate since he was acquired from the Rangers on May 7. He'll be catching for the fourth time in six games while Kurt Suzuki resides on the bench. Opportunities will become more scarce for both Butera and Suzuki whenver No. 1 backstop Max Stassi (concussion) is reinstated from the 7-day injured list.

May 7, 2021 06:04 PM
Angels' Drew Butera: Sent to Angels
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera was traded from the Rangers to the Angels on Friday in exchange for cash considerations.

Butera had been stuck as organizational depth in Texas. He may return to that role in Los Angeles soon, but he's needed on active roster for now with Max Stassi dealing with a concussion. He'll likely back up Kurt Suzuki until Stassi is ready to return. Jack Kruger, who's currently filling that role, was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

March 27, 2021 03:36 PM
Rangers' Drew Butera: Released and re-signed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera was released by the Rangers on Saturday and re-signed to a minor-league deal, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.

Butera was in camp as a non-roster invitee but won't break camp with the team. He'll remain a part of the organization, however, and could get an opportunity should Jose Trevino or Jonah Heim get injured.

January 12, 2021 03:40 PM
Rangers' Drew Butera: Invited to camp by Texas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera joined the Rangers as a non-roster invitee Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

The 37-year-old backstop is nearing the end of a career spent mostly as a third-string option. He's hit below .200 in all but two of his 11 seasons, including a .154/.190/.205 line in 43 plate appearances for the Rockies last year. The Rangers presumably don't expect to pencil his name into the lineup on a regular basis this season.

August 12, 2020 01:04 PM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Clear No. 3 catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

Tony Wolters and Elias Diaz have drawn two starts apiece behind the plate over the Rockies' last four games, so Butera looks like the clear No. 3 catcher for Colorado. Butera has received 11 at-bats this season, recording one hit.

July 23, 2020 10:52 AM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Makes roster as third catcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera will be on the Rockies' 30-man roster to begin the season, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.

Butera capped off an impressive spring and summer in the team's final exhibition game against the Rangers on Wednesday, going 2-for-3 with a home run, one double, four RBI and two runs. He was rewarded with a spot in the majors as Colorado's third catcher to begin the season. Playing time could be scarce behind Tony Wolters and Elias Diaz, but Butera proved during camp that he could be a valuable option to fill in if needed.

March 23, 2020 03:36 PM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Impressive in small spring sample
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera and Elias Diaz were making an argument for the Rockies to break camp with three catchers due to their impressive spring performances, Thomas Harding of reports.

While Butera and Diaz are in camp on minor-league contracts, they outperformed Tony Wolters and Dom Nunez, who are on the 40-man roster. Butera hit .333 with two home runs, two walks and two strikeouts in 12 spring at-bats, although he played less than the other three. Wolters' spot as the primary catcher would seem to be safe, but Nunez, who hit .200 with six strikeouts in 15 spring at-bats, has minor-league options remaining, so he could open the year at Triple-A.

December 12, 2019 12:04 AM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Receives spring invite from Rockies
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 3, 2019 05:24 PM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Granted September callup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 7, 2019 04:12 PM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

May 3, 2019 05:44 PM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

April 20, 2019 08:16 PM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Butera is catching and hitting eighth against the Phillies on Saturday, Thomas Harding of 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.

April 15, 2019 09:16 PM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Called up Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 26, 2019 12:08 PM
Rockies' Drew Butera: Signs with Colorado
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

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2007AA-New Britain175031331035500.260.327.360
2007A-St. Lucie521822247140522242801.258.348.418
2008AA-New Britain963023966181739355501.218.308.354
2012AAA-Rochester Red Wings154361230153900.279.319.419
2013AAA-Rochester Red Wings27878192021021500.218.247.310
2013AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes165237310341400.135.196.231
2019AAA-Albuquerque Isotopes672233867162940335520.300.389.511

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Los Angeles Angels
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