DREW BUTERA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dodgers avoid arbitration with Elbert, Butera, Baxter, but the real news is they’ll be with the team in 2014

The news today is that the Dodgers avoided arbitration with Scott Elbert, Drew Butera, and Mike Baxter, which isn’t really significant in itself. However, it’s noteworthy because it means they’ll all have contracts for 2014, which wasn’t necessarily a guarantee. With the deadline to tender contracts on Monday night, the Dodgers on Friday signed left-handed reliever Scott...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers curiously give up Miguel Sulbaran to complete Drew Butera trade

The Dodgers have traded LHP Miguel Sulbaran to the Twins as the PTBNL in the Drew Butera deal, a move that has raised a few eyebrows. Sulbaran is pitching with the Loons in A-ball and has posted a 3.01 ERA and 2.76 FIP in 92.2 innings. His 85/27 K/BB showcase that both his strikeout and walk rates are above league average, which is impressive for a 19-year-old. His stuff is not as...
Via ChadMoriyama.com
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins get LHP from Dodgers to finish Butera trade

The player to be named in the trade that sent catcher Drew Butera from Minnesota to the Los Angeles Dodgers now has a name. The Twins announced on Tuesday that they have acquired left-hander Miguel Sulbaran from the Dodgers to complete the trade. The Twins sent Butera, who spent most of the season at Triple-A Rochester, to the Dodgers just before the trade deadline at the end of...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins acquire LHP Miguel Sulbaran in Butera trade

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins announced the completion of the Drew Butera trade with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In exchange for Butera, the Twins received left-hander Miguel Sulbaran from the Dodgers. Sulbaran is a 19-year-old pitcher from Venezuela who pitched this year for the Class A Great Lakes Loons of the Midwest League. In 23 games (16 starts) this year, Sulbaran was 6...
Via Fox Sports North
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers acquire catcher Drew Butera from Twins

The Dodgers made a small deal at the non-waiver trade deadline, adding catching depth by acquiring minor leaguer Drew Butera from the Minnesota Twins. Butera, who turns 30 next month, has appeared in 186 games over the last four seasons, including two this year. He is a career .182 hitter. Butera has spent most of this season at triple-A Rochester, where he hit .218. In exchange...
Via Fox Sports West
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins trade catcher Drew Butera to Dodgers

MINNEAPOLIS -- Just when it seemed as if Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline came and went quietly in Minnesota, the Twins snuck in a last-minute trade. They sent catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later or cash. Butera appeared in just two games with the Twins this year as a backup catcher, and has always been known more for...
Via Fox Sports North
July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Dodgers trade PTBNL for Drew Butera, put the MLB on notice

The Dodgers have acquired a valuable playoff piece for a player to be named later (or cash) at the end of the trade deadline, 29-year-old veteran catcher Drew Butera from the Minnesota Twins. Your move, rest of the MLB. Dodgers acquire catcher Drew Butera from Twins. — Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 31, 2013 Twins receive ptbnl for butera. Seems reasonable. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Twins to recall Butera for catching depth

The Minnesota Twins are recalling catcher Drew Butera from the minors to add some depth behind banged-up Joe Mauer. The Twins announced plans to recall Butera on Tuesday, a few hours before they were set to play the Los Angeles Angels. The Twins did not immediately announce a corresponding move. Mauer was injured while catching on Sunday when he took a foul ball off his left knee...
Via AP on Fox
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins option Butera to Triple-A

The Minnesota Twins have optioned backup catcher Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester, ensuring that they will carry two catchers on the roster to start the season. The Twins announced the move on Saturday. There was some talk in spring training about the Twins carrying three catchers to try reducing the workload on Joe Mauer as he comes back from an injury-plagued season. But Mauer...
Via Fox Sports
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins send light-hitting Butera to Rochester

It appears the Twins won't carry three catchers after all.Minnesota optioned catcher Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday as the Twins' roster continues to be trimmed leading up to Opening Day on Friday. Minnesota also reassigned infielder Michael Hollimon to the minor league camp and placed right-handed pitcherKyle Waldrop (elbow strain) on the 15-day disabled list...
Via Fox Sports North
March 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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