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Joshua James Butler (born December 11, 1984 in Auburn, California) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 2009.

Josh Butler
Born: (1984-12-11) December 11, 1984 (age 34)
Auburn, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 21, 2009, for the Milwaukee Brewers
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 2009, for the Milwaukee Brewers
MLB statistics
Win–loss record0–0
Earned run average9.00


College careerEdit

Butler attended the University of San Diego, where he played college baseball for the Toreros from 2004-2006.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Tampa Bay Devil RaysEdit

Butler was drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 2nd round of the 2006 amateur entry draft. He played his first professional season with their Class A (Short Season) Hudson Valley Renegades in 2006. Butler spent the 2007 season with the Class A Columbus Catfish and Class A-Advanced Vero Beach Devil Rays.

Milwaukee BrewersEdit

He began the 2008 season with Vero Beach, but was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers organization in exchange for outfielder Gabe Gross in late-April.[2]

Upon arrival in the Brewers' farm system, he was assigned to the Class A-Advanced Brevard County Manatees. During the 2009 minor league season, he played for four teams in the organization: the Arizona League Brewers (Rookie league), Brevard County, Huntsville Stars (Double-A), and Nashville Sounds (Triple-A). On September 15, he was promoted from Huntsville to Milwaukee to fill the roster spot vacated when pitcher Mark DiFelice was placed on the 60-Day disabled list.[3] He split the 2010 season between Nashville, Huntsville, and Brevard County. In December 2010, he was outrighted to Nashville.[4]

Bridgeport BluefishEdit

Butler signed with the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball for the 2011 season and has not appeared in a game since.


  1. ^ "University of San Diego Baseball Players Who Made it to a Major League Baseball Team". Archived from the original on 18 February 2007. Retrieved 29 July 2012.
  2. ^ McCalvy, Adam. "Brewers trade Gross to Rays." Major League Baseball. 22 April 2008. Retrieved on 15 September 2009.
  3. ^ McCalvy, Adam. "With DiFelice out, Brewers add Butler." Major League Baseball. 15 September 2009. Retrieved on 15 September 2009.
  4. ^ Haudricourt, Tom. "Butler outrighted to Nashville." JSOnline. 16 December 2010. Retrieved on 16 December 2010.

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