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JOEY BUTLER RUMORS & GOSSIP

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...
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...
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

Butler, Piscotty staying in Memphis as Cards work to finalize roster

When the Cardinals left Memphis on Friday night, shortstop Pete Kozma was still on the roster. But that doesn't mean he has made the team. The Cardinals still have a couple of days to finalize the 25-man roster in advance of Monday afternoon's season opener at Cincinatti. With second baseman Mark Ellis still dealing with a tender knee, there's a chance he could start...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals clear Joey Butler’s 40-man spot

The St. Louis Cardinals have outrighted outfielder Joey Butler to Triple-A, clearing a 40-man roster spot. How will it be used?
Via stlcardinals.scout.com
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers add four more to camp roster

The Rangers have given non-roster spring training invitations to right-hander Cody Buckel, outfielder Joey Butler, catcher Jose Felix and right-hander Nick Tepesch. It will be the first time in big league camp for Buckel, Butler and Felix. Buckel went a combined 10-8 last year playing for Myrtle Beach and Frisco and was the organizations minor league pitcher of the year. Butler...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rangers Winterball Roundup – 10/21

Outfielder Joey Butler is playing with the Venados de Mazatlan in Mexico this winter, and he's off to a strong start through three games. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's winterball action in the Texas Rangers' system.
Via rangers.scout.com
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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