Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:21:54 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 17. DH Billy Butler is playing first base and OF Josh Willingham is the designated hitter.
Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:01:31 -0700
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (finger) will miss three to six weeks with a stress fracture of the third finger of his right hand. He aggravated a previous injury on a check swing Thursday, July 31. Hosmer will be placed on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: The likely replacement for Hosmer at first base will be Billy Butler, who has turned it on of late with the stick. Butler has been the team's permanent designated hitter for a while, though, so he'll probably need to be spelled often.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:40:33 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31. OF Raul Ibanez is serving as the designated hitter.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:25:38 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler (rest) is receiving the day off Wednesday, July 23. INF Danny Valencia is replacing him as designated hitter.
Fantasy Tip: Deactivate Butler in your daily transactions. Though Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana has been tough this year, Valencia, a platoon tool, could be a sneaky daily play against the southpaw.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:12:27 -0700
Kansas City Royals 1B Billy Butler said Monday, July 21, that he is willing to renegotiate his deal for next season in order to say with the team. He has a club option for 2015 for $12.5 million, and since he has struggled this season it seems unlikely the team will not exercise that option. The buyout for the deal is $1 million. "If the option doesn't work, I'd be more than happy to renegotiate in any type of way. I've always said that," Butler said.
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:10:54 -0700
Although Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler believes his team should pick up the $12 million contract option on him for 2015, he is willing to renegotiate if it means staying with the Royals. "My numbers throughout my contract suggest they should (pick it up)," Butler said. "Maybe not the way I've necessarily played this year, but that's the reason you play a full 162 games. The evaluation is there. That's the reason why you have a track record."
Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:32:55 -0700
The Seattle Mariners have had discussions with the Kansas City Royals for DH Billy Butler.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:29:29 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler, who was stuck in a 3-for-23 slump, was dropped to seventh in the batting order Monday, July 7.
Fantasy Tip: If you have other options, it's probably smart to keep Butler on your bench until he can get things rolling.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 07:27:27 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler is not in the team's starting lineup Sunday, July 6.
Wed, 28 May 2014 16:42:47 -0700
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler grounded out four times Wednesday, May 28, and is currently in a 2-for-22 slump to drop his average to .235 with only one home run.