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9 Drew Butera C
Height/Weight: 6-1/200 | Birthdate: 8/9/1983 | Birthplace: Evansville, IL | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Kansas City | College: Central Florida | MLB Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Royals' Drew Butera gives Salvador Perez a break from field


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/26/2015) Royals catcher Salvador Perez gets a break from the field on Sunday. Perez is in the starting lineup at designated hitter for Sunday's game. 

It's Perez's second start at DH this year and first since June 30. 

Replacing Perez at catcher is Drew Butera, who gets his 12th start behind the plate and second in three games. 


C Drew Butera gets nod behind the plate for Royals


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/25/2015) Catcher Drew Butera will make his third start for the Royals on Monday since being acquired from the Angels, starting against the Yankees and hitting ninth. 

Butera's last start came on May 14 and he's seen just two plate appearances since then. He has two hits in eight at-bats with the Royals. 

Second baseman Omar Infante is the only Royals starter with experience against Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, with two hits in three at-bats. 


Royals facing decision on backup catchers Erik Kratz, Drew Butera


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) 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
(5/14/2015) 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
(5/10/2015) 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
(5/9/2015) 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
(5/7/2015) 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.


Angels recall catcher Carlos Perez from Triple-A, DFA Drew Butera


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2015) The Angels have recalled catcher Carlos Perez from Triple-A Salt Lake and designated Drew Butera for assignment, the team announced Monday.

Perez appeared in 17 games for Salt Lake with a .361 average and 12 RBI in 72 at-bats. Butera is hitting .190 in 21 at-bats this season. 


Angels catcher Chris Iannetta out of the lineup Tuesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/28/2015) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is out of the lineup Tuesday with Drew Butera drawing the start behind the plate, the team announced. 

Iannetta and Butera have been splitting starts of late, with Butera drawing his third start in the last five games Tuesday. He is hitting .182 in 11 at-bats this season.


Angels' Grant Green starting at second base Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) The Angels will start Grant Green at second base Saturday, giving Johnny Giavotella just his second day off of the season, the team announced.

Green, who was called up by Los Angeles Friday, lost out on the position battle in spring training to Giavotella and is hitting .328 with four doubles and three triples in 61 at-bats so far this season for Triple-A. 

Also in the starting lineup Saturday is Matt Joyce and Drew Butera, giving Collin Cowgill and Chris Iannetta the day off. The Angels are currently the favorites Saturday (-160) against the Rangers.


Angels catcher Chris Iannetta returns to the lineup Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta will return to the lineup Monday against the Athletics after getting the day off Sunday, the team announced.

Iannetta was replaced by Drew Butera Sunday and has played all but two games so far for Los Angeles. He will bat eighth Monday and is hitting .118 with three runs scored in 34 at-bats this season.


Drew Butera replaces Chris Iannetta in Angels' lineup


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Angels catcher Chris Iannetta is not in the team's starting lineup for Sunday's game. 

Iannetta is getting a rest day and will be replaced in the lineup by Drew Butera, who will bat eighth. Butera will be playing in his fourth game of the year. 


Report: Dodgers trade Drew Butera to Angels


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) The Dodgers have reportedly traded backup catcher Drew Butera to the Angels for a player to be named later or cash considerations, according to ESPN.com.

Butera was designated for assignment earlier in the week to make room on the 40-man roster. He hit .188 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 170 plate appearances in 2014.


Angels' Drew Butera beats out Carlos Perez for backup catcher role


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia announced Drew Butera will be the backup to starting catcher Chris Iannetta, per The Orange County Register. He beat out Carlos Perez for the backup role.

Butera, who is out of options, is batting .143 (3 for 21) with one double, one home run and three RBI in nine spring games.


Angels, Drew Butera avoid arbitration on Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2015) The Angels have avoided arbitration with catcher Drew Butera on Thursday, according to MLB.com.

Butera is set to receive $987,500 next year. The 31-year-old Butera is coming off a season in which he hit .188 over 170 at-bats. He's expected to play a backup role with the club. 


Angels acquire C Drew Butera from Dodgers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2014) The Angels have acquired backup catcher Drew Butera from the Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash consideration, per the Dodgers' official website on Tuesday. Jim Bowden of ESPN first reported the deal.

Butera slashed .188/.267/.288 with three homers and 14 RBI over 170 at-bats in 2014.


Dodgers add Ryan Lavarnway, designate Drew Butera


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) The Dodgers have claimed former Red Sox catcher Ryan Lavarnway and designated fellow catcher Drew Butera for assignment.

Lavarnway was limited to 10 at-bats last season due to wrist surgery, rehab assignment and stretch in the minors.


Ellis, Jansen, Gordon among Dodgers tendered players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) Dodgers tendered contracts for all eight arbitration-eligible players, including agreeing to a one-year deal for Darwin Barney prior to Tuesday's midnight deadline, per the team's official website. Those players include: Catcher A.J. Ellis, closer Kenley Jansen, infielder Dee Gordon, third baseman Justin Turner, catcher Drew Butera, pitcher Juan Nicascio and newly-acquired outfielder Chris Heisey.

Drew Butera goes deep in helping Dodgers beat Braves


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/14/2014) Dodgers backup catcher Drew Butera had not made a major offensive contribution in nearly a month heading into the Thursday game against the Braves. But with one swing of the bat, he played a major role in a win.

Butera blasted off with a man on base in the second inning to give his team a 3-0 lead. It was his first RBI since June 6. He also singled in the victory.


Drew Butera pitches, fans one batter


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) With the pitching staff taxed due to a short start, the Dodgers were forced to call on catcher Drew Butera to pitch the ninth inning against the Marlins Wednesday.

Butera, who last pitched an inning for the Twins in 2012, tossed a perfect inning on 11 pitches. He even struck out Marlins outfielder Marcell Ozuna on three pitches, while hitting 94 miles per hour on the final pitch. 


Drew Butera blasts first home run in extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/2/2014) Dodgers catcher Drew Butera launched his first home run of the season in the second game of Thursday night's doubleheader against the Twins in Minnesota.

Butera took reliever Brian Duensing deep for a solo home run in the 12th inning. He finished 1 for 4 with a run scored and an RBI in a 4-3 victory. He is hitting .233 in 30 at-bats.

Drew Butera wins No. 2 catcher job


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Dodgers catcher Drew Butera has made the team's opening-day roster as the No. 2 catcher.

Butera, who was out of options, makes it over Tim Federowicz, who was optioned to the minors Friday. Butera went 2 for 11 with one home run and four walks this spring. He hit .187/.228/.281 in 139 Triple-A at-bats last season.


Dodgers sign Drew Butera, Scott Elbert to one year deals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2013) The Dodgers have agreed to terms with catcher Drew Butera and pitcher Scott Elbert Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Both players were signed to a one-year contract. Butera's deal is worth $700,000 while Elbert will earn $575,000 in 2014.

Dodgers bring up five players from minors


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2013) The Dodgers recalled catcher Drew Butera, pitcher Stephen Fife, shortstop Dee Gordon, outfielder Scott Van Slyke and pitcher Peter Moylan from Triple-A Albuquerque Sunday.

Dodgers acquire Drew Butera


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(7/31/2013) The Dodgers have acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Twins, Yahoo! Sports reports. Butera owns a .584 OPS in 26 games at Triple-A Rochester this season and is a .182/.230/.263 hitter in 186 MLB games, all with Minnesota.