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31 Eddie Butler SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/180 | Birthdate: 3/13/1991 | Birthplace: Chesapeake, VA | Bats/Throws: S/R | Team: Colorado | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 13/5 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Rockies' Weiss: Two-seam fastball a 'safety net' for Eddie Butler


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Rockies manager Walt Weiss calls starting pitcher Eddie Butler's two-seam fastball a "safety net," according to The Denver Post. Butler's "safety net" was a big help during Monday's game against the Giants.

The pitch helped Butler work out of a bases-loaded jam in the first inning by getting Gregor Blanco to ground out to first base. He loaded the bases again in the second inning, but once again worked out of trouble by getting Angel Pagan to ground out.

"Definitely, I go to that pitch," he said. "That's my double-play ball. As long as I can keep it low, they can't square it up, and it's a great thing."

Butler induced 11 groundball outs Monday.

"When the guys make contact, they usually hit the top of the ball," Weiss said. :Eddie created some traffic for himself, but he pitched through it. He pitched around it."


Rockies P Eddie Butler picks up first win of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler threw 5 1/3 innings to pick up a win over the Giants on Monday. It was his first win of the 2015 season. 

Butler allowed five hits and struck out one batter, but he walked six. He lowered his ERA to 1.64.

His next start will likely be Saturday against the Dodgers. 


Rockies P Eddie Butler strikes out five, gives up two runs


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler pitched 5 2/3 innings on Thursday in the team's 5-4 extra-inning victory over the Brewers.

Butler gave up two earned runs with five strikeouts and four walks on four hits. Butler looks to achieve his first win of the season in San Francisco on Tuesday. 


Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler cleared to pitch Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler is in the starting lineup as Wednesday's starter, FOX Sports Wisconsin.

Butler was considered questionable for the start while dealing with a shoulder injury at the end of spring training. Butler posted a 5.29 ERA with nine strikeouts and five walks in six appearances this spring.


Rockies' Butler ready to showcase sinking fastball in MLB debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler, considered one of the top prospects in the organization, is ready to showcase his heavy sinking fastball in his season debut on Wednesday against the Brewers, per MLB.com.

"All through the Minor Leagues, that's how I felt about my sinker: I could throw it any time to anybody and know they're going to hit a weak ground ball, break the bat, swing through it; that it was going to be tough for them to square it up," Butler said. "It's the kind of stuff I'm able to do. I could tell some guys it's coming and they still won't hit it far. Last year was tough; that part shook me a little bit."

Butler's status for the start of the season was in question due to a shoulder injury in spring. He held a 5.29 ERA with 10 strikeouts and eight walks in six appearances in spring training. He went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in three starts (16 innings) for the Rockies in 2014.


Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler to start Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler will make his season debut Wednesday against the Brewers, manager Walt Weiss said Sunday per the Denver Post.

Butler's status was up in the air for the start of the season while dealing with a shoulder injury during spring training. He posted a 5.29 ERA with 10 strikeouts and eight walks in six appearances this spring.


Rockies P Eddie Butler still unsure of status on roster


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler has yet to be told whether or not he has made the roster, according to MLB.com. 

"I've been working in the training room to get it better and didn't have any problems today," said Butler. "They came over and asked me after the first inning, and I said it felt normal. It's a good thing. Everything felt good with that. I just made a couple bad pitches today."

Butler, 24, gave up six hits, one of which was a home run, and five earned runs in 2 1/3 innings pitched on Saturday. 

This spring, he has an ERA of 5.29 with 10 strikeouts and eight walks.


Report: Rockies will evaluate Bergman, Butler for fifth rotation spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2015) With Jon Gray likely out of the race for the fifth spot in the Rockies' rotation, the club will evaluate Christian Bergman and Eddie Butler over the weekend before making a final decision, according to the Denver Post.

Bergman is slated to pitch in a Cactus League game Friday against the Mariners. He has 5.52 ERA over 14 2/3 innings of work this spring. Butler will face Seattle on Saturday. He owns a 3.07 ERA over 14 2/3 innings this spring.


Rockies' Butler feeling better, attempting long-toss Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler is feeling better Wednesday after leaving Monday's spring start with shoulder fatigue, per MLB.com. He will attempt long-toss Wednesday.

Manager Walt Weiss said Wednesday that Butler is still in the running to be part of the Opening Day rotation, if he rebounds quickly from this injury.

“He has a a good chance of pitching that third game -- if he’s healthy,” Weiss said, per The Denver Post. “But that’s a big if. As we sit here today, that’s a really big if. I mean, he came out in the first inning of his last start.”

Christian Bergman and Chad Bettis are considered the other two candidates to start the third game.


Shoulder fatigue knocks Eddie Butler out of Rockies' rotation race


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/31/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler was informed he is out of the race for the fifth starting spot, according to the Denver Post. Butler left Monday's game due to shoulder fatigue, and was shut down two days to recover. He owns a 2.63 ERA with eight strikeouts and three walks in 13 innings pitched this spring.

"It's frustrating," Butler said. "Hopefully I won't be starting all over again, but that's up to them."


Rockies P Eddie Butler leaves game with shoulder fatigue


by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com
(3/30/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler left Monday's game due to shoulder fatigue, according to the Denver Post. After leaving the game he is expected to have his shoulder evaluated. Prior to leaving the game, Butler pitched one inning, giving up one earned run and two walks.

Butler has an ERA of 2.63 with eight strikeouts and three walks in 13 innings pitched this spring. The 24-year-old is in the running for the fifth spot in the team's rotation.


Rockies' Eddie Butler tosses five one-run innings vs. Giants


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler allowed just one earned run on five hits in five innings while striking out two and walking none in Wednesday's 5-2 win over the Giants.

Butler is in the mix for the team's final rotation spot and did a fine job of making his case Wednesday. He threw 56 pitches Wednesday and allowed just three hits in his first four innings. Butler has posted a 2.63 ERA and 8:3 K:BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this spring.


Report: Rockies' final rotation spot down to Gray, Bergman, Butler


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) The race for the fifth spot in the Rockies' rotation is down to Jon Gray, Christian Bergman and Eddie Butler, according to the Denver Post.

Gray has registered a 2.08 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP through 13 Cactus League innings. He has yet to pitch above Double-A. Bergman, who was a replacement call-up in 2014, has posted a 2.31 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP through 11 2/3 innings of work this spring. Butler, who struggled during his callup in 2014, has a 3.12 ERA, a 1.27 WHIP through 8 2/3 innings this spring.


Rockies' Eddie Butler on competition: 'Control what you can'


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler is in the mix for a rotation spot but is conscious of not trying to do too much, MLB.com reports.

"Today, I've got a throwing program," Butler said Monday. "So I'll go out there and get the best out of the throwing program I can and try to make myself better. That's how I can make it on a big league team. I can't control the other guys' actions, if somebody else throws well or doesn't throw well, or time served, since there are guys with more time served than me that are fighting for that spot. It's just a matter of what I do. Control what you can."

Butler impressed the team in his last outing with his ability to escape troublesome situations in a game where his fastball wasn't at its best. He's slated to face the Giants Wednesday and is looking to claim one of possibly two open spots in the rotation after the release of Jhoulys Chacin and with Jorge De La Rosa dealing with an injury.


Eddie Butler wins one Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/20/2014) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler turned in a strong start Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Butler allowed one run on five hits over six innings. He struck out one and walked one during the outing. A home run was the only blemish for Butler. In the fifth inning, Jake Lamb belted a solo shot off Butler. He would put another man on during the frame, but managed to get out of it.  Butler gave up a single to open the sixth inning, but was able to erase any trouble with a double-play. He was pulled after throwing 81 pitches.

With the win, Butler improved to 1-1. He’ll take on the Dodgers in his next start. 


Eddie Butler to join six-man rotation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/16/2014) Rockies pitching prospect Eddie Butler will start Saturday against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com reported Monday.

Butler will be part of a six-man rotation for the final few weeks of the season, following the completion of the Double-A Tulsa season. Butler finished the season with a 3.99 ERA in 117 1/3 innings in the minors, and he allowed six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in the majors before suffering a shoulder injury. 


Eddie Butler recalled from rehab, optioned to Double-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/19/2014) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler was recalled from his rehab assignment Saturday and immediately optioned to Double-A Tulsa, MLB.com reports.

"It's just giving him time to get sharp," Rockies manager Walt Weiss said. "He's been out for awhile. He's had a couple of rehab starts, but we're just giving him time to get everything in order, then he'll be ready to come back and help us. We want to make sure he's sharp and ready to go into a Major League game and succeed. He's a very young pitcher. He's only made one Major League start. We want to make sure he's in position to succeed."

Butler surrendered six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings during a rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs Friday. Weiss added Saturday that Butler won't necessarily pitch at Colorado Springs before returning to the majors.


Eddie Butler logs four innings in rehab debut


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/13/2014) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler began a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday with Class A Modesto.

Butler allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out two over four innings of work. He will likely make two rehab starts before rejoining the team July 22. His final rehab start would take place July 17 at Triple-A. 


Eddie Butler to make his first rehab start Saturday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/12/2014) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler will make his first rehab start Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Butler is attempting to come back from a shoulder issue. His first start will come at Class A Modesto. He's set to throw about 60 pitches. The club wants Butler to make two rehab starts before rejoining the team July 22. His final rehab start would take place July 17 at Triple-A. 


Eddie Butler feels great following simulated game


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(7/8/2014) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler felt great after tossing a simulated game Tuesday, according to the Denver Post

Butler tossed 55 pitches during the outing. He was able to throw all his pitches, including breaking balls. Following the session, Butler said he felt great, and was not in pain. He's attempting to come back from a shoulder issue. 


Eddie Butler gets through batting practice without issue


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/5/2014) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler reported no setbacks following a 35-pitch live batting practice session Saturday, according to MLB.com.

Butler faced fellow injured Rockies player Carlos Gonzalez in the session, and was able to throw all of his pitches in the session. He did not take a break while doing so, an reported no issues with his right shoulder injury.

"He's pain-free and we're ready to amp him up and get him rolling," manager Walt Weiss said. "I think it won't be too long before we see him out there."

Butler will throw a 45-pitch simulated game next, and could go out on a rehab assignment shortly thereafter. 


Eddie Butler to throw batting practice Saturday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler (shoulder) will throw live batting practice Saturday, according to MLB.com. He is expected to face Carlos Gonzalez (finger) during the batting practice session.

Eddie Butler to throw bullpen session Friday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/2014) Rockies pitcher Eddie Butler is expected to begin throwing off a mound Friday according to MLB.com, as he works his way back from weakness in his throwing shoulder.

Butler, who was cleared to begin throwing Monday after doing strengthening exercises for a few weeks, will move up to 150-foot long toss Thursday. He is expected to throw a few bullpen sessions over the next week, and the plan is to have him facing hitters by the time the team returns from a road trip next Thursday. 


Eddie Butler to resume throwing Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/22/2014) Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler (shoulder) has been cleared to begin throwing again Monday, per MLB.com.

"They've been punishing me with exercise," Butler said laughing. "No, they're just running me through all the strengthening for the chest, back, scaps and all that shoulder stuff. I was doing a good number of them, but not all the stuff I'm doing now. So there's definitely some extra stuff that I haven't done before."


Rockies slow Eddie Butler's rehab


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) The Rockies have slowed the rehab of pitcher Eddie Butler, MLB.com reports.

"Everything looks good; he's feeling good; he's pain-free," head athletic trainer Keith Dugger said Wednesday. "We're just going to probably back off another 4-5 days on his throwing, and pick it up maybe on the weekend playing catch again."

Butler threw 10 pitches off the slope of the mound Monday, but he sought a second opinion on his injury and has decided to take a few days off before restarting his throwing program. The rookie is working his way back from a shoulder injury.