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Royals | Billy Butler could go back to cleanup spot

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 19:58:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said the team could consider moving DH Billy Butler back to the cleanup spot after he went 6-for-14 in four games while hitting sixth in the lineup.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Dick Kaegel

Royals | Alex Gordon likely headed for fifth spot

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:12:17 -0800

Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon is likely headed out of the leadoff spot and to the fifth spot following the acquisition of OF Norichika Aoki. "You never know what's going to happen with injuries (or) how people are going to play," Gordon said. "We're going to iron all that out in spring training." Manager Ned Yost has said Gordon will fall into the fifth spot behind 2B Omar Infante, 1B Eric Hosmer and DH Billy Butler.

Fantasy Tip: A move for Gordon to the fifth spot will provide many more RBI opportunities. His runs scored might take a hit, but his power numbers should rise. His fantasy appeal is on the way up batting in the middle of the order.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSportsKansasCity.com - Jeffrey Flanagan

Blue Jays | Interested in Billy Butler

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 20:46:55 -0800

The Toronto Blue Jays have talked with the Kansas City Royals about the possibility of trading for DH Billy Butler.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Globe and Mail - Jeff Blair

Royals | Could trade Billy Butler

Thu, 05 Dec 2013 08:23:02 -0800

The Kansas City Royals seem more likely to trade DH Billy Butler if they sign free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Royals | Billy Butler could be on way out

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:35:33 -0800

The Kansas City Royals are likely to look to trade longtime DH Billy Butler if they are able to strike a deal for free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals). Butler, who has two years and $20 million left on his contract, has already drawn interest from several clubs.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jon Heyman

Royals | Could shed payroll if Carlos Beltran is signed

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 13:18:14 -0800

The Kansas City Royals appear to be a long-shot to sign free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals) but such a move would likely result in one or more trades being made to shed payroll. DH Billy Butler, several relievers or a few of the team's prospects could be dealt away if this happens.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Bob Dutton

Mariners | Have interest in Billy Butler

Thu, 14 Nov 2013 14:11:40 -0800

The Seattle Mariners have some interest in trading for Kansas City Royals 1B Billy Butler. The Royals aren't rushing to deal him, however, but they'd be more inclined to consider it if they added another right-handed slugger to the lineup. Butler is owed $8 million next year and has a $12.5 million option for the 2015 season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal

Royals | Willing to trade Billy Butler

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 13:07:37 -0700

The Kansas City Royals are willing to listen to trade offers for 1B Billy Butler this offseason. Butler is owed $8 million in 2014 and $12 million in 2015.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer plays right field Saturday

Sat, 03 Aug 2013 13:33:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer started in right field against the New York Mets Saturday, Aug. 3, with DH Billy Butler starting at first base. Manager Ned Yost wanted to have both Hosmer and Butler in the lineup in a National League stadium because C Salvador Perez was getting the day off. "It definitely affects your defense, but you can't have it both ways in a National League game, so you've got to pick what you need," Yost said before the game. "And then hopefully we can get the lead and we can readjust in the sixth inning and get our defensive alignment right. But we've got to have the lead first."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Dick Kaegel

Royals | Billy Butler won't play this weekend

Thu, 01 Aug 2013 16:20:45 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Billy Butler is expected to sit the bench in all three games in a National League park this weekend, as the team will lose the designated hitter. The New York Mets will be starting three right-handed pitchers, which makes it easy to keep 1B Eric Hosmer at first base. Hosmer is hitting .308 with 10 home runs and 29 RBIs in 48 games since June 7.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Kansas City Star - Bob Dutton