Fri, 08 Aug 2014 13:30:40 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 8. C Drew Butera is starting in his place.
Fantasy Tip: Make sure Ellis is out of your daily starting lineups tonight.
Sat, 02 Aug 2014 17:15:48 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (knee), OF Yasiel Puig (hamstring) and C A.J. Ellis (knee) will not be in the lineup Saturday, Aug. 2, but manager Don Mattingly said all three players could pinch hit in an emergency situation. 2B Justin Turner will make his first start of the year at first base in place of Gonzalez, 1B Scott Van Slyke will replace Puig in the outfield, and C Drew Butera will start for Ellis.
Fantasy Tip: Gonzalez, Puig and Ellis should all be considered day-to-day at this point, but make sure to remove all three from daily lineups.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:30:43 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers C Drew Butera has caught 10 of SP Josh Beckett's last 11 starts, including Beckett's no-hit performance.
Mon, 26 May 2014 14:18:49 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed C A.J. Ellis (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right ankle sprain. The team also recalled C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Fantasy Tip: Federiwicz and Drew Butera likely will share catching duties while Ellis is out, but they should only be options in NL-only and two-catcher leagues.
Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:57:35 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned C Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday, April 30, and recalled C Miguel Olivo from Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Federowicz just wasn't cutting it offensively, hitting near .100. Olivo could form some sort of platoon with Drew Butera behind the dish with A.J. Ellis still out. If neither are receiving regular PT, they aren't worth your time, even in two-catcher leagues.
Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:45:15 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed C A.J. Ellis (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 8, and recalled C Tim Federowicz from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.
Fantasy Tip: Federowicz and Drew Butera will split catching duties with Ellis out for four to six weeks. Federowicz should be your first target in NL-only or two-catcher leagues, as he has more offensive upside than Butera.
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 01:14:26 -0800
Updating a previous item, The Los Angeles Dodgers announced C Drew Butera signed a one-year contract worth $700,000, and RP Scott Elbert inked a one-year, $575,000 contract. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com also disclosed each deal includes $100,000 in unspecified incentives.
Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:47:36 -0800
The Los Angeles Dodgers re-signed RP Scott Elbert and C Drew Butera to undisclosed deals Friday, Nov. 29.
Sun, 01 Sep 2013 13:51:48 -0700
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled SP Stephen Fife, RP Peter Moylan, INF Dee Gordon, OF Scott Van Slyke and C Drew Butera from Triple-A Albuquerque.
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:25:29 -0700
The Minnesota Twins will acquire P Miguel Sulbaran from the Los Angeles Dodgers in the trade that involved C Drew Butera.