|Dec. 9 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET16:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)3:06 PM CT-The Los Angeles Angels have acquired catcher Drew Butera from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Angels announced the deal Tuesday.
Analysis: Butera batted .188 in 61 games with the Dodgers last season. He began his major-league career with Minnesota, but has never batted above .200 in a season. The Angels have an opening for a backup catcher behind Chris Iannetta. They traded Hank Conger to Houston earlier in the offseason for right-hander Nick Tropeano and minor-league catcher Carlos Perez.
|Dec. 5 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET16:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)3:06 PM CT-The Dodgers have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway from Boston and designated Butera for assignment.
Analysis: Butera appeared in 61 games with the Dodgers last season and played in 65 total games with the club after he was acquired from Minnesota at the 2013 trade deadline in exchange for Miguel Sulbaran.