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Top Ty Buttrey News

  • Astros' Ty Buttrey: Recovering from fractured finger

    Buttrey announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he has reported to the Astros' spring training facility in West Palm Beach, Fla. to begin rehab for a small hairline fracture in his right middle finger.

    Buttrey disclosed that he sustained the injury while fielding a comebacker, presumably during his most recent appearance for Triple-A Sugar Land on April 25. Expect Sugar Land to place Buttrey on its 7-day injured list in the coming days. The 30-year-old right-hander had made a strong early case for a promotion to the big club after logging a 1.93 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 4.2 innings at Sugar Land.

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  • Astros' Ty Buttrey: Doesn't make team

    Buttrey was informed that he did not make the Astros' Opening Day roster Saturday, Brian McTaggart of reports.

    Buttrey was with the team in camp on a minor-league deal, and he surrendered five earned runs across nine innings of work. He'll likely begin the season with Triple-A Sugar Land and could serve as depth out of Houston's bullpen at some point during the regular season.

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  • Astros' Ty Buttrey: Inks minors deal with Houston

    Buttrey signed a minor-league contract with the Astros on Tuesday that includes an invitation to major-league spring training, Sam Blum of The Athletic reports.

    The 29-year-old reliever spent all of last season at Triple-A Salt Lake in the Angels organization, posting a 5.94 ERA and 1.69 WHIP through 36.1 frames. Buttrey hasn't been particularly effective in the majors since 2019, so he could be destined for another season in the minors.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Outrighted to Triple-A

    Buttrey cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake on Wednesday.

    Buttrey has been at Salt Lake since the start of the regular season, and he's posted a 5.11 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 12.1 innings over 13 relief appearances. He'll remain with the Triple-A club after going unclaimed on waivers.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Loses spot on 40-man roster

    Buttrey was designated for assignment by the Angels on Wednesday.

    Buttrey was reinstated from the restricted list in early April and has been with Triple-A Salt Lake all season, but the Angels have now removed him from the 40-man roster. The right-hander has a 5.11 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 5:3 K:BB over 12.1 innings this season and could remain at Salt Lake if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Sees first action since 2020

    Buttrey pitched a perfect inning for Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

    Buttrey decided to unretire in the offseason and joined the Angels during camp in March, but he had been on the team's developmental list until Thursday, per Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register. Independent baseball writer Taylor Blake Ward notes that Buttrey averaged 92.3 mph on his fastball during Saturday's outing, which is significantly below the mid-to-high 90s velocity he posted during his last few seasons in the majors. Buttrey hadn't thrown in a competitive setting since September of 2020, so he'll likely need ample time to build up in anticipation of a potential return to the big club at some point during the campaign.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Reinstated, sent down

    Buttrey was reinstated from the restricted list and optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake on Saturday.

    Buttrey announced his retirement from baseball prior to the 2021 campaign but reported to camp this spring as he attempts a comeback. He wasn't able to participate in Cactus League games while he was on the restricted list, and he'll need to prove himself in the minors if he hopes to rejoin the major-league club at some point.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Decision on roster status awaits

    Buttrey remains on the Angels' restricted list and is not currently eligible to play in Cactus League games, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Prior to the start of last season, Buttrey announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, but he has since changed his mind and recently reported to Angels camp. However, as a player on the restricted list, he can appear only in spring training B games -- not in big-league Cactus League games. Per Fletcher, the Angels have 30 days from his reporting date to determine whether they want to put him back on the 40-man roster.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Reports to Angels' camp

    Buttrey reported to camp with the Angels on Friday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Buttrey announced his retirement before the start of last season, but he has remained on the Angels' restricted list. While that means that he is still a member of the organization now that he has decided to resume his career, the Angels are working on figuring out his roster status, per Fletcher. Buttrey is only 28 years old and has enjoyed some solid big-league seasons, so he could contribute to the team's bullpen in 2022. However, it remains to be seen how much the year off has cost him in terms of physical readiness for the demands of a full major-league season.

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  • Ty Buttrey: Pursuing return

    Buttrey announced Sunday that he's hopeful to resume his baseball career in 2022, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.

    Shortly before Opening Day last season, Buttrey said he was planning to retire from professional baseball, citing personal reasons. After a year away from the game, the 28-year-old has apparently changed his stance. The owner of a career 4.30 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 115 appearances, Buttrey shouldn't have much trouble securing a minor-league deal, at the very least.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Stepping away from baseball

    Buttrey announced via his personal Instagram account Saturday that he is retiring from professional baseball for personal reasons.

    The 28-year-old indicated he initially made his decision to retire before being optioned to the minors March 28, and his mind remained unchanged after taking some additional time to contemplate the decision. Buttrey appeared in 115 games over his three major-league seasons and had a 4.30 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 122:37 K:BB over 115.0 innings.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Taking break from baseball

    Buttrey, who was placed on the restricted list Friday, has chosen to walk away from the game for the time being, according to manager Joe Maddon, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

    He was optioned to minor-league camp March 28, but apparently did not accept the assignment to the alternate training site. It sounds like Buttrey is unhappy with his current standing in the Angels organization and is contemplating his options. He should be considered out indefinitely.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: On restricted list

    Buttrey has been placed on the restricted list and didn't report to the alternate training site, Rhett Bollinger of reports.

    He was optioned to minor-league camp March 28, and it sounds like he might have taken issue with that demotion. Consider him away from the team until his status is cleared up.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Gets demoted

    The Angels optioned Buttrey to their minor-league camp Sunday.

    After accruing 11 saves and 34 holds across the past three seasons, Buttrey appeared in good shape to make the Opening Day roster as a high-leverage reliever for Anaheim. While he wasn't especially sharp this spring (3.86 ERA, 1.86 WHIP in seven innings), Buttrey's demotion still comes as a surprise. Offseason pickup Raisel Iglesias is locked in as the Angels' closer, but the bullpen looks quite unsettled after the top option.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Yields three runs Sunday

    Buttrey gave up three runs (one earned) on four hits and one walk while striking out two in one inning against the Padres in a Cactus League contest Sunday.

    An inning-opening error meant that only one of the runs Buttrey allowed was earned, but it was still a rough outing for the right-hander as he gave up four hits, including two doubles. Buttrey should open the season in the Angels' bullpen but isn't likely to match the five saves he snagged last season given the presence of new closer Raisel Iglesias.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: On hook for loss

    Buttrey (1-3) was charged with three runs on two hits and a walk over one-third of an inning in Friday's loss to the Rockies.

    Buttrey got Matt Kemp to fly out to start his appearance, but he followed that with a solo home run by Ryan McMahon. Buttrey then allowed a double to Josh Fuentes and walked Daniel Murphy. Jose Quijada relieved Buttrey and the former gave up a two-out grand slam to Charlie Blackmon to complete the implosion by the Angels' bullpen. The poor outing inflated Buttrey's ERA to 6.04 with a 1.43 WHIP in 22.1 innings this year. The right-hander has five saves, but he's also blown four save chances. Felix Pena pitched a clean eighth inning prior to Buttrey's meltdown -- it might be Pena getting the nod for the Angels' next save chance.

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  • Angels' Ty Buttrey: Converts save

    Buttrey struck out one and nailed down the save Saturday against the Astros after tossing a scoreless inning in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader.

    Buttrey bounced back after a woeful performance Friday, when he was unable to get the job done despite holding a three-run lead. Buttrey has blown three saves already this season and, while Saturday's performance might have bought him a bit more time as the Angels' closer, his role might be in jeopardy if he continues to be as inconsistent as he's been all season long.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 245 lbs
Birthplace: Matthews, NC
Age: 30
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: L, R