Josh Butler

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Josh Butler
Pitcher
Born: (1984-12-11) December 11, 1984 (age 33)
Auburn, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 2009, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 2009, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 0–0
Earned run average 9.00
Strikeouts 3
Teams

Joshua James Butler (born December 11, 1984 in Auburn, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009.

College career[edit]

Butler attended the University of San Diego, where he played college baseball for the Toreros from 2004-2006.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Tampa Bay Devil Rays[edit]

Butler was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur entry draft. He played his first professional season with their Class A (Short Season) Hudson Valley Renegades in 2006. Butler spent the 2007 season with the Class A Columbus Catfish and Class A-Advanced Vero Beach Devil Rays.

Milwaukee Brewers[edit]

He began the 2008 season with Vero Beach, but was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers organization in exchange for outfielder Gabe Gross in late-April.[2]

Upon arrival in the Brewers' farm system, he was assigned to the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees. During the 2009 minor league season, he played for four teams in the organization: the Arizona League Brewers (Rookie league), Brevard County, Huntsville Stars (Double-A), and Nashville Sounds (Triple-A). On September 15, he was promoted from Huntsville to Milwaukee to fill the roster spot vacated when pitcher Mark DiFelice was placed on the 60-Day disabled list.[3] He split the 2010 season between Nashville, Huntsville, and Brevard County. In December 2010, he was outrighted to Nashville.[4]

Bridgeport Bluefish[edit]

Butler signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the 2011 season and has not appeared in a game since.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "University of San Diego Baseball Players Who Made it to a Major League Baseball Team". Baseball-Almanac.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  2. ^ McCalvy, Adam. "Brewers trade Gross to Rays." Major League Baseball. 22 April 2008. Retrieved on 15 September 2009.
  3. ^ McCalvy, Adam. "With DiFelice out, Brewers add Butler." Major League Baseball. 15 September 2009. Retrieved on 15 September 2009.
  4. ^ Haudricourt, Tom. "Butler outrighted to Nashville." JSOnline. 16 December 2010. Retrieved on 16 December 2010.

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