Josh Butler

#62RP,
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 205
Bat: R
Throw: R
Born:
College: San Diego
Birth Place: Auburn, California
Draft: 2006 2nd round by the
  • A's lineup: Lowrie back batting third, Maxwell behind the dish
    NBCS Bay Area6 hours ago

    A's lineup: Lowrie back batting third, Maxwell behind the dish

    The A’s aren’t expecting rookie third baseman Matt Chapman to return to the lineup until next week most likely. Manager Bob Melvin told reporters in Houston that Chapman will rejoin the A’s and work out with the team Friday when they return to begin their next homestand against the Atlanta Braves. Chapman was placed on the 10-day D.L. Thursday with a knee infection that landed him in the hospital for a couple of days. “He has not done any baseball activity yet,” Melvin said. “We're for sure going to do a couple of days worth of baseball activity. Whether or not he goes out for a (minor league rehab) game or two, we're still deciding on that depending on how he feels Friday.” Melvin said he’s

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    Atlanta Braves trade rumors: Buyers or Sellers?

    The trade deadline is about teams adding value, whether short term or long term. Usually, the deals entail trading hot veterans with short contracts to teams on the cusp of postseason play. Sometimes the traded player is the much-needed spark in the rotation or lineup. In the Braves case, Matt Adams was acquired after Freddie Freeman broke his wrist. The hole that Freddie left disappeared once Adams checked into the four-hole. He has imitated Freeman’s 2017 stats. Matt Adams’ domination mimics the MVP year of Matt Kemp. Left fielder Kemp leads the team in BA (.320) and keeps a positive spirit alive in the clubhouse and fan base. His presence is monumental, so much that a trade including him would

  • Shoehorning Jonathan Villar back on to the Milwaukee Brewers roster
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    Shoehorning Jonathan Villar back on to the Milwaukee Brewers roster

    At some point today, the Milwaukee Brewers are expected to activate both Ryan Braun and Jonathan Villar off of the disabled list. Braun was well on his way to enjoying another stellar season before issues with his trapezius and later his calf shelved him for most of May and June. The team optioned top prospect Lewis Brinson back to AAA in order to make room for Braun, who will reclaim his starting spot in left field and look to provide production similar to the .262/.350/.524 slash (122 wRC+) and 7 home runs that he put together in 117 plate appearances before hitting the DL. Johnny Villar, however, is a different story. The Brewers looked like they may have a budding young star on their hands