Drew Butera
C FA
4 months ago

Butera was sent from Kansas City to Colorado along with cash considerations in exchange for Jerry Vasto on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Butera will see a major upgrade in his home park, but the difference between Coors Field and Kauffman Stadium won't be enough to salvage the veteran's .188/.259/.289 batting line. He's also not likely to see much more playing time. While he's no longer stuck behind a catcher who plays as often as Salvador Perez does, he now appears to be the third catcher on the Rockies' depth chart, stuck behind Tony Wolters and Chris Iannetta.

Drew Butera
C FA
4 months ago

Butera went 1-for-3 with three RBI in Wednesday's win over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Butera opened up the scoring with a two-run, bases-loaded double in the second inning, then later plated another on a sacrifice fly. The 34-year-old has started four of the club's last five games -- two at catcher and two at first base -- but he likely won't see regular playing time down the stretch backing up one of the premiere backstops in the league in Salvador Perez.

Drew Butera
C FA
7 months ago

Butera went 1-for-4 with two RBI in Wednesday's win over the Cardinals.

EDGE Analysis

Butera came through with a clutch, two-run single with the bases loaded to drive in the winning runs in the tenth inning. The 34-year-old will continue to play only sparingly though, as he backs up one of the more reliable catchers in the league in Salvador Perez.

Drew Butera
C FA
8 months ago

Butera is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers, 610 Sports Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

Butera had been starting semi-regularly to start the season, but he'll move back into a bench role with Salvador Perez back from the disabled list. The 34-year-old can be dropped in nearly every league now given how frequently Perez suits up behind the plate.

Drew Butera
C FA
8 months ago

Butera is not in the lineup for the first game of the doubleheader against the Tigers on Friday, Joel Goldberg of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cameron Gallagher will start behind the dish in Butera's place. The two will likely split catching duties Friday, each starting one game. With Salvador Perez nearing a return from his knee injury, one of the two catchers is likely to be sent down soon, but Butera's job is presumably the safe one, as he's been the Royals' backup catcher for two and a half years.

Drew Butera
C FA
8 months ago

Butera is out of the lineup for the first game of the Royals' doubleheader against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the teams playing a double-header, it's likely that Butera and Cameron Gallagher will each start one game behind the plate. With Salvador Perez (knee) nearing a return from the disabled list, Butera's brief window of playing time is about to come to an end. He did very little to stake a claim for more time, hitting .185 in nine games, though that was to be expected, as he owns a career .202 batting average over parts of nine seasons.

Drew Butera
C FA
8 months ago

Butera is not in the lineup against the Angels on Friday, 610 Sports Radio - Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Butera will get the day off after going 0-for-4 during Thursday's series opener. Cameron Gallagher gets the nod behind the plate in his stead.

Drew Butera
C FA
8 months ago

Butera is not in the lineup against the Mariners on Wednesday, 610 Sports Radio - Kansas City reports.

EDGE Analysis

Butera will receive a breather after going 1-for-6 with two RBI and four strikeouts during the opening two games of this series. In his place, Cameron Gallagher draws the start behind the dish, while batting ninth in the order.

Drew Butera
C FA
8 months ago

Butera is out of the lineup Sunday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

It appears to be a standard rest day for Butera after he was behind the plate for the first two games of the series, going 1-for-5 with a walk. With Butera sitting out, Cameron Gallagher will step in behind the plate, serving as the batterymate for Jason Hammel.

Drew Butera
C FA
8 months ago

Butera is out of the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Butera will get his first day off of the season after starting behind the plate in each of the Royals' first three contests. Backup Cameron Gallagher will step in at catcher and bat ninth for Kansas City.