1B,DH - FA
Billy Butler went 2-for-4 in a 2-0 loss to the Rays.
Billy Butler on the season is hitting .289 with five homers and 35 RBI. During the month of September he is hitting .333 and .444 during the last seven days.
Billy Butler went 1-for-3 with two RBI in a 7-5 loss to the Red Sox.
Billy Butler on the season is hitting .277 with four homers and 33 RBI. During the month of September he is hitting .167 and .333 during the last seven days.
Billy Butler has signed with the Yankees and is expected to be the team's regular designated hitter as they pursue the playoffs.
Butler has always been more known for his doubles power and OBP than home run power, but his bat, like most all others, should play in New York. He'll be an interesting player to monitor down the stretch, specifically for DFS purposes.
The A's have released DH Billy Butler.
The A's are eating a significant amount of money, especially for them, in order to say goodbye to Butler. Butler's contract will pay him another $10 million in 2017 in addition to what he's yet to earn this year. He struggled with the A's, not living up to their expectations, with a .733 OPS over 221 at-bats. He was also involved in a recent off-the-field issue that resulted in a concussion.
Billy Butler has been placed on the seven-day concussion DL. He sustained the injury when he was hit by teammate Danny Valencia.
Both players were fined for the altercation. Valencia has provided more value than Butler, who's posted an OPS of .757 over 79 games this season. Butler's power has been limited to doubles over his career, and that's especially the case spending half his games in Oakland.