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.
Dodgers acquire catcher Drew Butera from Twins.
— Tim Brown (@TBrownYahoo) July 31, 2013
Twins receive ptbnl for butera. Seems reasonable.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) July 31, 2013
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.