Dodgers trade PTBNL for Drew Butera, put the MLB on notice


The Dodgers have acquired a valuable playoff piece for a player to be named later (or cash) at the end of the trade deadline, 29-year-old veteran catcher Drew Butera from the Minnesota Twins.

Your move, rest of the MLB.

Butera has a career .182/.230/.263/.494 slash line, which is good for a 36 OPS+. Good news though, his minor-league slash is .217/.294/.320/.615, so there’s upside there. He has thrown out 33% of baserunners in his majors career, and 42% in the minors.

The player to be named later (or cash) probably won’t be anything noteworthy, so this is just a trade for depth, in all seriousness.

About Chad Moriyama