7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
1 day 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.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
3 days 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.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
3 days 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.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
3 days 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.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
4 days ago

Butler's (illness) two-game absence is due to a clubhouse altercation with teammate Danny Valencia, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Bob Melvin confirmed that Butler is suffering from nausea and vomiting, but ruled out the flu. The Athletics have declined to comment further on the altercation between Butler and Valencia. It is unclear when Butler will make his return, but there will likely be more updates on his status in the near future.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
4 days ago

Butler (illness) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Butler didn't even make it to the ballpark for Saturday's contest, and wasn't really expected to return for Sunday's series finale. He'll be reevaluated by the team, and should be considered questionable for the three-game series against the Indians that begins Monday.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
5 days ago

Butler is not in the lineup Saturday due to illness, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it's possible Butler may not have been in the lineup regardless, the A's clarified that he's battling an illness and did not make the trip to the ballpark with the team. It's unclear whether Butler will join the team prior to the game, but at this point he's not likely to be available off the bench.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
2 weeks ago

Butler is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

He remains in a part-time role even after a .328/.434/.565 month of July -- Wednesday's absence marks his fifth in nine games in August. Khris Davis will serve as the designated hitter Wednesday with Coco Crisp in left field and Jake Smolinski in center. The A's owe Butler more than $11 million in 2017 in the final year of a three-year, $30 million pact.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
3 weeks ago

Butler is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The Athletics appear to have gone back to Khris Davis as their primary DH, as Butler will be out of the lineup for the second straight game and the third time in four games. Butler's lack of positional versatility will continue to hurt his case for receiving everyday at-bats.

7DBilly Butler
1B/DH OAK
3 weeks ago

Butler is not in Saturday's lineup against the Cubs on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

This will mark the second time in the last three games that Butler is out of the lineup. In his place, Khris Davis will man the DH spot while facing Jake Arrieta.