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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
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
San Jose Mercury News Nov 18, 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
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 ...
KFFL Nov 2, 2014

Royals | Would like to keep Billy Butler

Although the Kansas City Royals declined DH Billy Butler's option, Butler has expressed an interest ...

Royals decline 2015 option on DH Billy Butler

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Billy Butler hopes to be playing for the Kansas City Royals again next season. Of course, the business of baseball could change all of that. The Royals declined their option on Butler for next season Saturday, making the former All-Star designated hitter a free agent for the first time in his eight-year major league career. read more
Baltimore Sun Nov 1, 2014

Royals DH Butler becomes free agent

Kansas City Royals designated hitter Billy Butler is a free agent after the team declined its $12.5 million option for next year.
Topeka Capital-Journal Oct 30, 2014

Royals look toward next season after dream run

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The emotions were still raw, the sting of defeat still fresh from Game 7 of the World Series when Billy Butler stood in front of his locker and spoke in a voice full of conviction. They would be back, this scrappy bunch of kids. Their return to the playoffs after 29 years was just the beginning, their 3-2 loss on Wednesday night hardly the end. The same team that swept through the playoffs before falling to the San Francisco Giants has brighter days ahead. read more
KFFL Oct 30, 2014

Royals | Option expected to be declined on Billy Butler

Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler's 2015 team option is expected to be declined by ...
KFFL Oct 30, 2014

Royals | Unlikely to pick up Bill Butler's option

Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler's $12 million option for 2015 is not expected to ...
KFFL Oct 27, 2014

Royals | Norichika Aoki, Billy Butler to play

Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki and DH Billy Butler will be in the starting ...

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