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San Jose Mercury News Nov 21, 2014

Oakland A's signing of Butler indicates they plan to compete in 2015

Billy Butler comes over to Oakland from the Kansas City Royals, and A's general manager Billy Beane said the offseason remains fluid.
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 19, 2014

Free-agent DH Butler, Athletics reach three-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. — Billy Beane realized the interest in designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler would be high, and wasted little time bringing him to the Oakland Athletics. The versatile Butler agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract with the A’s that takes him through the 2017 season. Always looking for a middle-of-the-lineup hitter, Oakland announced the deal Wednesday to bring in Butler. He provides manager Bob Melvin another player who can contribute at multiple positions. read more
Athletics Nation Nov 19, 2014

Billy Butler speaks: "I'm on to a different chapter"

In a conference call with news media this afternoon, newly-signed Oakland Athletics designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler talked about the importance of loyalty, his role with the A's, the contract negotiations, and how much he values the 10 years he spent with the Royals organization. Butler on joining the #Athletics, "Maybe take them to the next level and we can go deeper," speaking about what he can bring to the table. — Brandon McClintock (@BMcClintock_BSN) November 19, 2014 Billy Butler on playing 1B: "I've always worked real hard at first. ... I'm very capable of it."...
Rotoworld Nov 19, 2014

A's announce three-year deal with Butler - Billy Butler (DH) Oakland Athletics

Athletics signed DH/1B Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million contract.
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 19, 2014

So long: Billy Butler gets 3 years, $30M from Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. — Free agent designated hitter Billy Butler and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $30 million, three-year contract, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the A’s hadn’t announced the deal, their typical practice until a new player passes a physical. Butler would provide a right-handed bat with power who can also play first base. read more
San Jose Mercury News Nov 19, 2014

A's reportedly land slugger Billy Butler

Oakland A's reportedly has signed the free agent who was an All-Star with the Kansas City Royals in 2012
Topeka Capital-Journal Nov 18, 2014

Billy Butler signs three-year deal with Oakland Athletics

Billy Butler’s time in Kansas City is officially over. The eight-year veteran with the Royals agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney confirmed. The Royals exercised Butler’s $1 million buyout option in early November, making the designated hitter a free agent for the first time. Butler, 28, hit .271 with nine home runs and 66 RBIs in 2014. He was an All-Star in 2012 and hit .262 with eight RBIs in Kansas City’s 13 postseason games this year. read more
Athletics Nation Nov 18, 2014

Athletics sign Billy Butler to 3-year deal, according to reports

The Oakland Athletics signed right-handed batting designated hitter/first baseman Billy Butler to a three-year, $30 million deal, according to a report by Robert Murray of MLBDailyRumors.com. The fact of the three-year deal has been confirmed by USA TODAY Sports Major League Baseball columnist Bob Nightengale, but not the amount. Billy Butler's three year $30 million deal not yet official #Athletics say, but confirm it is quite close — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 19, 2014 Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle speculates the hold up on an official announcement could...
KFFL Nov 18, 2014

Athletics | Billy Butler agrees in principal

Free-agent DH Billy Butler (Royals) agreed in principal to sign a three-year, $30 million deal ...

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