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DREW BUTERA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boxscore Breakdown #12: BOO-tera – Astros 4, Angels 3

Oh, Drew Butera, you just made a mess didn’t you. This was supposed to be a feelgood game with Garrett Richards making his return. But you had to go and throw all those good feelings away by throwing away the ball. You could’ve just better blocked the third strike that got away from you. You could’ve thrown the ball to the outside of the bad like you were supposed to. If you’d...
Via Monkey with a Halo
4 days ago  |  Discuss

4/11 (De)Butera Angels lineup

Drew Butera makes his Angels debut. It’s his DeButera. Tonight's #Angels lineup pic.twitter.com/1hAUVBy7a5 — Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) April 11, 2015 Chris Iannetta gets the night off, but he’ll probably still strikeout twice anyway. C.J. Cron also is conspicuously close to being a platoon that Scioscia refuses to acknowledge as well. The post 4/11 (De)Butera Angels lineup...
Via Monkey with a Halo
13 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Drew Butera

The Angels have a new back-up catcher. His name is Drew Butera, but he might actually just be a handsome version of Jeff Mathis. What happened in 2014?Drew Butera completed his fifth season in the majors and for the fifth time (OK, fourth, he barely played in 2013) he was probably the worst hitting position player in the majors. That is only a slight exaggeration. Butera really...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

TRADE ALERT: Angels acquire C Drew Butera from Dodgers

Good news! The Angels finally did something at the Winter Meetings! Bad news! All they did was acquire catcher Drew Butera… on purpose. Halos acquire C Drew Butera @drewbutera from Dodgers for PTBNL or cash. #Angels — Eric Kay (@EKayAngels) December 9, 2014 Butera is a glove-only veteran catcher who can moonlight as the default position player who pitches in blowout games...
Via Monkey with a Halo
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Dodgers send Drew Butera to the Angels for cash or PTBNL

And so ends the Drew Butera … era. The Dodgers traded the light-hitting backup catcher to the Angels on Tuesday for a player to be named later or cash. I’m assuming it’s money, because there’s no way Butera — the catcher or reliever — has any real value on the trade market. Butera was acquired at the trade deadline 2013 for Miguel Sulbaran (who has since been traded to...
Via Dodgers Digest
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Drew Butera's first-pitch experience with Chrissy Teigen was 'most interesting'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- There are two words Dodgers catcher Drew Butera used to describe his encounter with Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen Tuesday night: "most interesting." Butera was behind the plate before game two of the Freeway Series to receive Teigen's first pitch Tuesday night. The catcher caught the pitch, just off the plate and then had to catch Teigen. Excited...
Via Fox Sports West
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Dodgers Drew Butera Plays Dodgeball, Drills Poor Boy

Drew Butera may be a backup catcher, but he throws as hard as most MLB starting pitchers do. We watched him hit 94 mph on the gun less than a week ago, as he pitched a scoreless inning against the Marlins.  He absolutely embarrassed OF Marcell Ozuna with a sick breaking ball-fastball combo to strike him out. But the real fun came this week, as the Dodgers are in NYC for a series...
Via The Sports Daily
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Dodgers Players Crush Elementary School Kids In Dodgeball (Video)

Two Los Angeles Dodgers players showed no mercy when they took on a group of schoolkids in a recent game of dodgeball. Catcher Drew Butera and second baseman Dee Gordon were in New York on Monday, and participated in a segment for the David Ortiz-produced MTV2 Show “Off The Bat From The MLB Fan Cave,” according to TMZ. The two engaged in a no-holds-barred dodgeball competition...
Via NESN.com
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dodgers players light up kids in game of Dodgeball

The LA Dodgers are in New York for a series with the New York Mets starting this evening. Yesterday, filming for MTV2 show Off the Bat, Dee Gordon and Drew Butera battled some kids from Grace Church School in a game of dodgeball. As expected, things went in the favor of the professional athletes, with one kid getting […] The post Watch The Dodgers’ Dee Gordon and Drew Butera...
Via Diehardsport
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Introducing Drew Butera, Relief Ace

Drew Butera is now the Dodgers best reliever with a 0.00 ERA, 0.00 WHIP, 1.11 FIP, 1.11 xFIP, and 0.69 SIERA. He’s magic, basically. Yes, the Dodgers were routed last night, 13-3, but Butera was a rare bright spot, pitching one perfect inning that included a strikeout punctuated by 94 mph heat. This wasn’t Butera’s first rodeo though, as he had previously pitched a scoreless...
Via Dodgers Digest
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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