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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 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

Cardinals Recall Shane Robinson

OUTFIELDER JOEY BUTLER RETURNED TO MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 21, 2014 – The St. Louis Cardinals today recalled right-handed hitting outfielder Shane Robinson from Memphis (AAA) and outfielder Joey Butler was optioned to the triple-A club following last night’s game. Robinson, who began the season on the Cardinals Opening Day roster and appeared in 16 games (.100...
Via The Cardinal Conclave
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 the season...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals spring position battle: The last bullpen spot

Position battles are few and far between for the 2014 St. Louis Cardinals. There are three positions that have yet to be decided, the last bench spot, the last rotation spot, and the last bullpen spot. Players that are fighting for these positions would win spots on many other teams. These are problems only good teams have. On Sunday, the Cardinals announced three cuts from major...
Via Cardinals Farm
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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