Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
2 weeks ago

Butler went 1-for-3 with two RBI and scored a run in his Yankee debut Thursday versus Boston.

EDGE Analysis

Added to the Yankees' roster earlier on Thursday, Butler arrived at the park about 90 minutes before game time and made an immediate impact with a first-inning sacrifice fly, a run-scoring single in the third and a run scored. Butler was released on Sunday by the Athletics, and the Yankees plan to use him as their designated hitter against left-handed pitching for the remainder of the regular season.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
2 weeks ago

Butler is in the lineup Thursday against Boston, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Butler is set to make his Yankees debut Thursday night. He'll hit fifth and serve as New York's DH against Eduardo Rodriguez and the Red Sox.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
2 weeks ago

Butler has a deal in place with the Yankees, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Butler will reportedly join the Yankees on a major league deal, but it's unclear how much of an everyday role he will have with the club. Brian McCann has served as the team's designated hitter of late but the Yankees could go with the platoon matchup, giving Butler the starts against lefties.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
3 weeks ago

Butler was released by the Athletics on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Though Butler was holding down a respectable .331 on-base percentage for the season, he had only slugged four homers and 16 doubles in 242 plate appearances. That lack of pop and Butler's inability to play the field made him an expendable player on the roster, despite the fact that he was under contract through 2017. It's unclear if he'll be able to latch on with another team before the season ends, but he should find a home somewhere before the start of spring training.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

Butler (concussion) was activated off the disabled list Monday

EDGE Analysis

Butler hasn't played since August 17 after landing on the concussion disabled list last week, but it appears the symptoms are now totally behind him as he's set to rejoin the roster. The 30-year-old will look to pick up where he left off, as he'd been enjoying a strong month to the tune of a .333 average in 11 games. Arismendy Alcantara was optioned back to Triple-A in a corresponding move to clear up space on the 25-man roster.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

Butler (concussion) participated in workouts Friday night, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

As of now, Butler is on track to come off the DL on Monday, the earliest possible date. Butler has dramatically increased his production since the All-Star break, as he's hit .367/.415/.517 since, bringing his line up to .286/.338/.419 for the year.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

Butler (concussion) reported feeling better and will travel with the team on their upcoming road trip, Joe Stiglich of CSN California reports.

EDGE Analysis

Oakland is wrapping up a home set with the Indians on Wednesday, but they hit the road after that for six days starting on Friday, so the news would seem to indicate Butler could return at some point in that span. He was placed on the 7-day DL on Monday, so he wouldn't be eligible to be activated until the end of the road trip, but he may not need to miss any more time than the minimum seven days.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

Butler (concussion) was placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Butler has officially been placed on the disabled list with a concussion. Specific information regarding his return should be available further into the rehab process. In a corresponding move, Arismendy Alcantara was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

Butler is expected to be placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Butler will follow the league's concussion protocol after being injured in a fight with teammate Danny Valencia. Fortunately, Oakland's medical staff has said that Butler has shown steady improvement and that he should recover after 5-7 days.

Billy Butler
1B/DH NYY
1 month ago

Butler (illness) is out of Monday's lineup against the Indians, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Monday will mark the fourth consecutive game that Butler has been out of the lineup. Arismendy Alcantara was listed on the lineup card, while Butler was not, so there's concern that Butler may be headed for the disabled list. It was recently revealed that an altercation between Butler and teammate Danny Valencia resulted in Butler being hurt, however the specific injuries have yet to be reported.