2014 Major League Stats: 0-for-5, 1 BB, 6 G
2014 Minor League Stats: .360/.481/.547, 4 HR, 20 RBI in 31 G in AAA
2015 Role: Playing in Japan or for a Triple-A team
When the Cardinals acquired Joey Butler last October, I pointed him out as a solid platoon outfielder for Jon Jay in center field. That seemed like a good option until the Cardinals acquired Peter Bourjos to do the exact same thing the very next month. The right handed Butler has some holes in his swing against right handed pitching, but his left handed pitching really well. So after a great start in Memphis, he got a brief stint with the Cardinals’ big league club. He went hitless in six plate appearances before the club elected to sell his contract to the Orix Buffaloes in Japan.