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Mon, 06 May 2013 15:42:59 -0700
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said C Drew Butera (finger) is close to beginning baseball activities and probably will start swinging a bat this week.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:26:37 -0700
The Minnesota Twins optioned C Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester Monday, March 25.
Mon, 25 Mar 2013 05:27:49 -0700
The Minnesota Twins plan to stash C Drew Butera rather than trade him. Other teams like him, but the team wants the insurance at the position.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 13:48:22 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Chris Herrmann (shoulder) said he's fully healthy this spring after leaving the Arizona Fall League last year with a minor left shoulder injury. He's competing with C Drew Butera to be the third catcher behind Cs Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit.
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:16:40 -0800
Minnesota Twins C Drew Butera avoided arbitration Thursday, Jan. 17, by agreeing to a one-year, $700,000 deal. Butera also announced that he will play for Italy in the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:28:05 -0700
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team will look to give C Drew Butera playing time moving forward. He was the personal catcher for SP Francisco Liriano, but Liriano was traded to the Chicago White Sox. Gardenhire said Butera will not be assigned to another pitcher and will play when C Joe Mauer needs a day off.
Tue, 01 May 2012 09:52:41 -0700
The Minnesota Twins recalled C Drew Butera from Triple-A Rochester Tuesday, May 1.
Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:22:10 -0700
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire is debating calling up a third catcher from Triple-A Rochester, and his options include Cs Drew Butera, Rene Rivera and J.R. Towles. Butera is hitting .250 with one homer and three RBIs, Rivera is hitting .192 with two solo homers and Towles is batting .136 with no RBIs. A move is unlikely to come before Sunday, April 22.
Sat, 31 Mar 2012 12:53:54 -0700
The Minnesota Twins have optioned C Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester and reassigned INF Michael Hollimon to minor league camp.
Tue, 21 Feb 2012 12:53:12 -0800
The Minnesota Twins are expected to take three catchers with them to start the regular season. Cs Joe Mauer and Ryan Doumit are locks, while Cs Drew Butera is the favorite to be the third man. C J.R. Towles will challenge Butera for a job.