Dodgers acquire catcher Drew Butera from Twins.— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 31, 2013
The loss of Butera was predicted, but this isn't the way I thought it would happen. The Dogers have A.J. Ellis and Tim Federowicz (who is posting Butera-esque numbers on his own) as the catchers on their Major League team, following the release of Ramon Hernandez. John Baker is also on the 40-man roster, recently claimed off of waivers by the Dodgers from the Padres. Butera has been optioned to Triple-A.
In return, the Twins gain a spot on the 40-man roster, the Dodgers will be paying Butera's salary for the rest of the season, and the Twins will receive a Player to Be Named Later or cash. Nick Punto, anybody?
Butera's Twins career ends with a .182/.230/.263 triple slash in 186 games and 534 plate appearances.
Au revoir, Drew. Thanks for the farewell tour last weekend.