Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:05:59 -0800
Free-agent OF Joey Butler (Indians) has signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Sat, 06 Aug 2016 15:48:08 -0700
The Cleveland Indians have sent OF Joey Butler outright to Class AAA Columbus.
Sun, 31 Jul 2016 14:34:18 -0700
Cleveland Indians OF Joey Butler was officially designated for assignment on Sunday, July 31.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:21:02 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is batting second against Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen Monday, Aug. 31.
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) has hit three of his six home runs against left-handed pitchers and owns a respectable .280/.316/.419 slash line against southpaws this season. Hitting in a ripe lineup sport, Butler is worth a look as a budget play at FantasyScore Monday.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:22:34 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore is not in the starting lineup against Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone Thursday, Aug. 27. OF Joey Butler will start in left field and is batting sixth in the lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore ($3,900, 7.8% of cap) likely is sitting out because the team is facing a left-handed pitcher. Butler was recently called up from the minor leagues and should not be a starting option at this point.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:44:14 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, Aug. 27. In a corresponding move, OF Joey Butler was recalled from Class AAA Durham.
Fantasy Tip: Jennings ($3,700, 7.4% of cap) appeared in 10 games before requiring another stint on the disabled list. At this point, he is nothing more than a desperation stash in deep mixed leagues. Butler is a low-end outfield option for AL-only and cavernous mixed leagues, and he stands as a potential value play in the right matchups for FantasyScore players.
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 07:35:30 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is serving as the designated hitter and hitting second in the order Sunday, Aug. 2, against the Boston Red Sox and LHP Wade Miley.
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) is hitting .297 against lefties this season, and he'll be a strong option in both GPP tournaments and cash games on FantasyScore.
Sat, 01 Aug 2015 08:03:16 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Grady Sizemore will start in left field against Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly Saturday, Aug. 1, and is batting sixth in the lineup. OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup.
Fantasy Tip: Sizemore was recalled from the minor leagues Saturday after spending some time with Class AAA Durham. He struggled over his last several games when he was with the Rays and should not be a fantasy option at this point.
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:30:19 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso is not in the starting lineup against Boston Red Sox left-handed SP Eduardo Rodriguez Friday, July 31. OF Joey Butler is serving as the designated hitter and batting fifth, while OF Mikie Mahtook was recalled from the minors and gets the start in left field while hitting eighth.
Fantasy Tip: Butler ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has cooled off considerably since a hot run in the first half of the season, and he's seeing inconsistent playing time, too, making him hard to rely on for fantasy purposes. Both he and Mahtook are weaker outfield plays, but Butler at least is a decent value consideration on FantasyScore. Mahtook should be ignored.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:04:25 -0700
Tampa Bay Rays OF Joey Butler is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 29. C Curt Casali is serving as the designated hitter and batting seventh against Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander.
Fantasy Tip: Casali ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) has four home runs in his last two games and has earned himself everyday playing time, at least in the short term. His hot stick won't last forever, so you may want to capitalize while you still can on FantasyScore. Verlander has looked rather pedestrian with a 5.57 ERA in his seven starts this season.