Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 18 hours ago

Butler is out of the lineup once again Sunday against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 2 days ago

Butler is not in the lineup Saturday in Arizona.

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Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 3 days ago

Butler is not in the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks, Zach Buchanan of the Arizona Republic reports.

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Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 2 months ago

Butler is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Indians.

Butler will close out the first half by sitting out of the lineup for the first time since June 27. He's yet to show any signs of rebounding from a poor 2014, carrying a .249/.315/.377 slash line into the break.

Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 2 months ago

Butler went 2-for-3 with a triple, a walk, an RBI and a run Wednesday against the Rockies.

The 29-year-old designated hitter has not done a whole lot of hitting this year, as even the four-game hitting streak he's on -- during which Butler's 7-for-13 with a homer, two doubles, a triple and three walks -- has his season OPS a point short of the .700 mark. Butler's had a few moments of glory this year, but overall has been best used in AL-only or very deep mixed formats.

Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 2 months ago

Butler smashed his sixth home run as part of a 3-for-4 game with three runs scored and two RBI on Monday against Colorado.

Butler's power has been steadily disappearing for a few seasons now, and his 2015 slugging percentage would be a career low at .366. Butler had just one home run and a .285 slugging percentage before entering Monday, so he needed the breakout game badly. He also doubled, giving him his first game with multiple extra-base hits all season.

Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 2 months ago

Butler is out of the lineup Saturday against Kansas City.

Butler will sit out against his former team on Saturday with the Royals putting righty Chris Young on the mound. Stephen Vogt, who was hit on the arm by a pitch Friday, will be Oakland's designated hitter for Saturday's tilt.

Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 2 months ago

Butler is not in the lineup Sunday against the Angels.

Butler will sit for the second straight game, but no word of an injury has yet surfaced. Consider it an extended break for the 29-year-old until further notice, as he should still be available off the bench if needed. Mark Canha will slot in as the DH in Sunday's contest.

Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 2 months ago

Butler is out of the lineup Saturday against the Angels.

Butler will take a seat Saturday with the Angels putting Jered Weaver on the hill. He has struggled against Weaver over the course of his career, going 6-for-37 (.162 AVG) with six strikeouts. Butler is eligible to pinch-hit if called upon Saturday, however.

Billy Butler 1B/DH OAK 3 months ago

Butler is out of the lineup Monday against the Padres.

Butler is sitting out a second straight game after opening the month with a 6-for-39 (.154) showing that has included nine strikeouts. The Athletics' big-ticket free-agent signing hadn't exactly been hitting well in the two months prior, so it's possible manager Bob Melvin might be rethinking using Butler as an everyday player. Expect him to remain on the bench again Tuesday with no DH spot available in San Diego.