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Oakland Tribune Mar 22, 2015
Photos: New Oakland A's slugger Billy Butler sells Arizona mansion

Photos: New Oakland A's slugger Billy Butler sells Arizona mansion

New A's designated hitter and first baseman Billy Butler has sold his 5,872 square foot home in Scottsdale, Ariz. for $2 million.

Billy Butler has a grand time with his ex-Royals mates, then makes them pay

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Billy Butler admits he still feels the tug of the Kansas City blue, and the pull was particularly strong Friday when the A’s met the Royals for the first time in Cactus League play. “I’ve got a… Continue Reading →
Topeka Capital-Journal Mar 13, 2015

Perez hits 3-run homer as Royals top A's

SURPRISE, Ariz. — Edinson Volquez had a shaky start, but Salvador Perez hit a three-run homer to offset a two-run double by former teammate Billy Butler, and the Kansas City Royals beat an Oakland Athletics split squad, 8-4, on Friday. Perez homered to left in the four-run first with Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales aboard. Lorenzo Cain doubled and scored on Hosmer’s single. Butler, who played his first eight seasons with the Royals before signing with the A’s as a free agent, drove in Billy Burns and Ben Zobrist in the first with his hit off Volquez. read more
Oakland Tribune Mar 13, 2015

A's Butler greeted warmly by Kansas City Royals fans

Oakland A's Billy Butler was greeted warmly by Kansas City Royals fans when the A's met the Royals for the first time in Cactus League play; Butler then hit two-run double off Lorenzo Cain

A’s face Jeff Samardzija, Stephen Vogt’s ref routine and Jim Harbaugh’s ‘jungle lions’

Jeff Samardzija is facing the A’s today, and let’s count his former Oakland teammates who are in the lineup: Coco Crisp. Craig Gentry. Eric Sogard. Can we count Bryan Anderson? Otherwise, a lot of new guys wearing the colors Samardzija wore last season: Ben Zobrist, Billy Butler, Ike Davis, Brett Lawrie and Jason Pridie. The
Athletics Nation Mar 5, 2015

Oakland A's spring training: Nate Freiman out with strained back muscle

Also, Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir will make their first appearances in games next week, and which Athletics catcher will soon return from the birth of his daughter. Oakland Athletics first baseman Nate Freiman is expected to miss the next two weeks of spring training after incurring a strained back muscle, Bob Melvin told reporters this morning (CSN's Joe Stiglich was first to tweet). Freiman, 28, has been used at the major league level as the right-handed hitting side of the first base platoon, though newcomers Mark Canha and Billy Butler are expected to be selected for the opening day...

Barry Zito on the mound today for A’s vs. Cubs

From Chronicle Staff Writer Susan Slusser at Hohokam Stadium There are some news tidbits today – Sonny Gray’s first start will be Tuesday and Scott Kazmir’s next Thursday, and Nate Freiman will be out up to two weeks with a back strain – but the main focus today will be on Barry Zito, beginning his comeback attempt. Here’s the lineup card vs. the Cubs: #Athletics vs. #Cubs. See starting pitcher. pic.twitter.com/mJBCjtcBxf — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) March 5, 2015   You’ll note that Billy Butler is back in after missing a day with a stomach bug. As a non-roster player, the...
San Jose Mercury News Mar 1, 2015

Josh Reddick gives up number to new Oakland A's teammate Billy Butler

Oakland A's outfielder Josh Reddick gave up his uniform No. 16 to new teammate Billy Butler, who wore that number with the Kansas City Royals
Athletics Nation Feb 28, 2015

Put It On The Board...Yes!

An annual tradition -- like Mardi Gras, or an outbreak of chlamydia! What, that's not the case for everybody? Each spring, when the A's major and minor league landscapes finally come into focus, I create two poster boards. One is the "major league landscape" and the other is the "minor league landscape". They can be found below and should slow the load time of this page down to "Billy Butler foot speed" levels. The boards are not supposed to represent every single player worth knowing about, but rather the key pieces, as far as we know, at the time the board was made. As you know, with the...

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