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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||97.00||1.00||.186||6.00||8.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs RHP||26||5||0|| .192|| .231|| .192|
|Last 10 Games|
Royals facing decision on backup catchers Erik Kratz, Drew Butera
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/23/15) The Royals will have to make a decision soon on what they will do with their backup catcher role, according to MLB.com.
Erik Kratz was pegged as the team's second catcher, even after the team acquired Drew Butera from the Angels. With Kratz currently on the DL, Butera has done well in his place, posting a .218 average with four runs scored this season. Manager Ned Yost will answer when he has Kratz available.
"I'm not going to answer those questions until Kratzie comes off the rehab," Yost said. "We'll make a determination then and do it like we always do. We'll get together as an organization and plot it out.
"Right now, we got two really good options and we have to decide the best option."
Yost really likes the defense Kratz brings to the plate.
"Butera's defense is really good. Kratzie's offensive capabilities, mostly his power, is very, very good," Yost said. "Butera's offense is good and he understands situations to do what you want your backup catcher to do -- he can bunt, go the other way, move runners. You got a runner on third base and [Butera] will find a way to get him in."
Royals' Lorenzo Cain, Salvador Perez get a breather Thursday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) The Royals gave center fielder Lorenzo Cain and catcher Salvador Perez the day off Thursday against the Royals, per MLB.com. With both players out, manager Ned Yost inserted Drew Butera behind the plate and in the eighth spot, and Jarrod Dyson in center field and in the ninth spot in the order.
Kansas City is favored (-110) against the Rangers in Arlington, per VegasInsider.com.
Royals C Salvador Perez returns to lineup on Sunday
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/10/15) After taking Saturday off, Royals catcher Salvador Perez is back in Kansas City's lineup and is batting sixth.
Perez missed only his second game of the season when he sat Saturday. He's back in the lineup for Drew Butera, who replaced him on his day off. Perez is hitting .306/.316/.459 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 111 at-bats.
The Royals will face Tigers pitcher Shane Greene, who Perez is 0 for 3 with a strikeout against.
Royals C Perez out of lineup Saturday, Butera starting vs. Tigers
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/9/15) Royals catcher Salvador Perez is out of the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Tigers.
It's just the second time this season that Perez hasn't been behind the plate for the Royals. He has hit .306/.316/.459 with four home runs and 18 RBI in 111 at-bats. Drew Butera, who was acquired by the Royals Thursday, is getting the start and batting ninth.
The Royals are underdogs (+140) in Detroit Saturday, per VegasInsider.com.
Angels swap C Drew Butera to Royals for INF Ryan Jackson
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/7/15) In an exchange of backups, the Angels have traded catcher Drew Butera to the Royals for infielder Ryan Jackson.
The 31-year-old Butera, who had been designated for assignment Monday, has four hits in 21 at-bats this season.
"Obviously, our hope was that we would be able to maintain Drew in the organization, but he's been a backup catcher in the big leagues for a number of year," Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto told MLB.com. "As soon as we designated him for assignment, it became fairly clear that he was going to get claimed on waivers, so putting together a trade made the most sense."
Jackson, who has now been with four different organizations since 2012, has two hits in 24 big-league at-bats. But he was batting .305 this year with Triple-A Omaha.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/24/15||STL||2:10 pm||Michael Wacha|
|5/25/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Nathan Eovaldi|
|5/26/15||@ NYY||7:05 pm||Adam Warren|
|5/27/15||@ NYY||1:05 pm||Michael Pineda|
|5/29/15||@ CHC||4:05 pm||Jake Arrieta|
|5/30/15||@ CHC||7:15 pm||Jason Hammel|
|5/31/15||@ CHC||2:20 pm||Tsuyoshi Wada|