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Joey Butler homers twice, Rays finish season with a bang

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (AP) -- Mark Buehrle failed to become the fifth major leaguer to pitch 200 innings or more in 15 consecutive seasons, and the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays missed out on home-field advantage throughout the playoffs as they lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 12-3 Sunday in their regular-season finale. Starting for the second time in three days, Buehrle (15-8) needed...
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October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rays place Desmond Jennings on DL with knee injury, recall Joey Butler

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays have put outfielder Desmond Jennings on the 15-day disabled with a bruised left knee and recalled outfielder Joey Butler from Triple-A Durham. The moves were announced before Thursday night's game against Minnesota. Jennings bruised the knee sliding last weekend at Oakland. The injury forced him to leave Tuesday night's game with the...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Indians’ Carlos Corrasco Loses No-Hitter With Two Outs, Two Strikes In 9th (Video)

Cleveland just can’t catch a break (but you already knew that). Carlos Carrasco turned in a dominant start on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays, the third consecutive day a Cleveland Indians pitcher went at least five no-hit innings. But with two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the ninth inning, Carrasco surrendered a base hit to Rays DH Joey Butler that barely tipped...
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals sell outfielder to Japanese team

ST. LOUIS -- Pack your bags, Joey Butler. You've got a long journey ahead. The Cardinals announced Friday afternoon that Butler's contract has been purchased by the Orix Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball League in Japan. St. Louis had requested outright release waivers for the Triple-A outfielder. Butler appeared in five games with the Cardinals following his purchase...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals recall OF Robinson, option Butler

ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals have added bench experience, recalling outfielder Shane Robinson from Triple-A Memphis. Rookie outfielder Joey Butler was optioned to Memphis in moves announced before Wednesday night's game against Arizona. Robinson batted .371 in 18 games in the minors and hit .524 (11 for 21) against left-handed pitchers. He had multihit games in six of his...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals make rational choice to call up Joey Butler

A roster full of talented outfielders for the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds combined with a mediocre – at best – start by the St. Louis Cardinals outfielders has led to cries in Cardinal Nation for the reinforcements to make their debuts much the same way rookie pitchers did a year ago. The Cardinals have resisted that temptation, however, and have instead opted for short-term fixes...
Via i70baseball
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will You Remember The Grichuk Era?

The @Cardinals just announced a roster move. They've called up OF Joey Butler and sent down OF Randal Grichuk. Butler hitting .360 at AAA. — Nate Latsch (@NateLatsch) May 9, 2014
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals shuffle extra outfielders: Grichuk down, Butler up

ST. LOUIS -- Tapping their organizational depth again, the Cardinals promoted an outfielder from Class AAA Memphis on Friday morning. But the wait for Oscar Taveras continues. The Cardinals called up hot-hitting Joey Butler from Memphis and sent Randal Grichuk back to the Redbirds, the club announced. The move will allow Grichuk to return to playing regularly and leave the Cardinals...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Player of the Month for April

Note: This is CardinalFarm’s selection. The St. Louis Cardinals have not officially announced their selection.  The first month of the 2014 minor league season is complete and there were several strong performances for Player of the Month. If, at the the beginning of April, I told you that a Memphis outfielder would win the award you would have probably guessed Oscar Taveras,...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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