|July 31 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET17:23 ET21:23 GMT5:23 CST2:23 PM MST4:23 PM EST4:53 PM VEN1:23 UAE (+1)4:23 PM CT-The Minnesota Twins have traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for either a player to be named or cash. The deal was done right before the non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday afternoon.
Analysis: Butera was the backup to Joe Mauer for most of the last three seasons, but he has spent all but the last week with Triple-A Rochester this year. When Mauer was out on paternity leave, Butera appeared in two games. Butera, who will turn 30 on Aug. 9, missed time because of a broken left hand earlier in the season and was hitting .229 in 83 at-bats for the Red Wings. In 490 career at-bats for the Twins, Butera has a .182 batting average with five homers.
|July 24 8:50 AM PT9:50 AM MT10:50 AM CT11:50 AM ET11:50 ET15:50 GMT23:50 CST8:50 AM MST10:50 AM EST11:20 AM VEN19:50 UAE10:50 AM CT-Butera was recalled from Triple-A Rochester by the Twins as Joe Mauer was placed on the paternity leave list.
Analysis: Butera, who spent the last three years as Mauer's backup, has been with Rochester all season, batting .215 in 79 at-bats after recovering from a broken left hand. Mauer, a six-time All-Star, played in 92 of the first 96 games until Tuesday.
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