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Joey Butler
.276 8 30
Team: Tampa BayHt / Wt: 6-2 / 220
Position: DHBorn: 3/12/1986 Birthplace: Pascagoula, Mississippi
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 15th Round by Rangers (2008)

Latest News
Oct. 5 10:42 AM PT11:42 AM MT12:42 PM CT1:42 PM ET13:42 ET17:42 GMT1:42 10:42 AM MST12:42 PM EST1:12 PM VEN21:42 UAE12:42 PM CT-Butler had an outstanding season finale Sunday, going 3 for 4 with two home runs in a 12-3 win over Toronto.
Analysis: Butler had been 2 for 17 over his previous 10 games. He wraps up the season with a .276 average, eight homers and 30 RBIs in 88 games.
Aug. 27 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Butler was recalled from Triple-A Durham Thursday.
Analysis: Butler was optioned earlier this month following Desmond Jennings' return from knee surgery, but returns with Jennings placed back on the DL Thursday. The 29-year-old rookie has hit .278 with six homers and 22 RBI in 74 games with the Rays.
June 23 1:55 PM PT2:55 PM MT3:55 PM CT4:55 PM ET16:55 ET20:55 GMT4:55 1:55 PM MST3:55 PM EST4:25 PM VEN0:55 UAE (+1)3:55 PM CT-Butler was 3 for 5 Monday against the Blue Jays.
Analysis: The 29-year-old, who still has rookie status, is hitting .338 with 18 runs scored in 43 games for the Rays.
June 16 12:06 PM PT1:06 PM MT2:06 PM CT3:06 PM ET15:06 ET19:06 GMT3:06 12:06 PM MST2:06 PM EST2:36 PM VEN23:06 UAE2:06 PM CT-Butler stayed hot with two hits in a 6-1 win over Washington on Monday night.
Analysis: Butler, batting .344 in 37 games, has four multihit performances in his last five contests and is 9 for 20 (.450) in that stretch. He's also batted .397 while hitting safely in 14 of his last 16.
June 14 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-Butler did it again Saturday.
Analysis: Butler had two hits and has 11 in his last 25 at-bats. He's an emerging fantasy stud!
June 13 2:19 PM PT3:19 PM MT4:19 PM CT5:19 PM ET17:19 ET21:19 GMT5:19 2:19 PM MST4:19 PM EST4:49 PM VEN1:19 UAE (+1)4:19 PM CT-Butler rapped out three hits on Friday.
Analysis: Butler has nine hits in his last 21 at-bats and owns a tremendous .890 OPS. "I'm getting more and more confident," said Butler, who drove in two runs and raised his batting average to .342 in 117 at-bats.
June 12 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST11:26 AM VEN19:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-Butler was 2 for 4 on Thursday.
Analysis: Butler looks like the real deal with a .877 OPS.
June 8 3:18 PM PT4:18 PM MT5:18 PM CT6:18 PM ET18:18 ET22:18 GMT6:18 3:18 PM MST5:18 PM EST5:48 PM VEN2:18 UAE (+1)5:18 PM CT-Butler was 2 for 4 on Sunday at Seattle.
Analysis: The rookie is batting .330 with 13 runs scored in 30 games.
June 6 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-After seven-plus seasons toiling in the minor leagues, Butler is turning into an "overnight" fantasy success story.
Analysis: Since his promotion May 3, Butler is hitting .348 with six doubles, four home runs and 11 RBIs.
June 5 2:48 PM PT3:48 PM MT4:48 PM CT5:48 PM ET17:48 ET21:48 GMT5:48 2:48 PM MST4:48 PM EST5:18 PM VEN1:48 UAE (+1)4:48 PM CT-Butler had another two hits in a 2-1 win against Seattle on Thursday.
Analysis: Butler, batting .348 in 27 games since being called up May 3, is 12 for 24 in his last six.
June 4 4:04 PM PT5:04 PM MT6:04 PM CT7:04 PM ET19:04 ET23:04 GMT7:04 4:04 PM MST6:04 PM EST6:34 PM VEN3:04 UAE (+1)6:04 PM CT-Butler had two hits, including a two-run homer, in a 6-5 win in 10 innings against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.
Analysis: Butler is hitting .390 (16 for 41) in his last 10 games and is 10 for 21 (.476) in his past five.
June 1 7:27 AM PT8:27 AM MT9:27 AM CT10:27 AM ET10:27 ET14:27 GMT22:27 7:27 AM MST9:27 AM EST9:57 AM VEN18:27 UAE9:27 AM CT-Butler had a career-high four hits on Sunday.
Analysis: Butler is 6 for 8 in consecutive wins.
May 27 8:32 AM PT9:32 AM MT10:32 AM CT11:32 AM ET11:32 ET15:32 GMT23:32 8:32 AM MST10:32 AM EST11:02 AM VEN19:32 UAE10:32 AM CT-Butler was 3 for 4 and was hit by a pitch Tuesday.
Analysis: Butler is 6 for 12 over his last three games.
May 5 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Butler hit his first major league home run in Monday's 5-1 win at Boston.
Analysis: Butler has gone 2 for 6 in his first two games with the Rays. He was recently recalled after Desmond Jennings was sidelined with a knee injury and should see starts mostly against left-handed pitching.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
2013 Tex 8 12 3 4 2 0 0 1 3 6 0 0 .333 .467 .500
2014 StL 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .167 .000
2015 TB 88 257 30 71 12 0 8 30 16 82 5 2 .276 .326 .416
Career 102 274 33 75 14 0 8 31 20 91 5 2 .274 .330 .412

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