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Twins Trade Catcher Drew Butera To Dodgers

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(credit: Leon Halip/Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have traded catcher Drew Butera to the Los Angeles Dodgers for either a player to be named or cash.

The deal was done right before the non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday afternoon.

Butera was the backup to Joe Mauer for most of the last three seasons, but he has spent all but the last week with Triple-A Rochester this year. When Mauer was out on paternity leave, Butera appeared in two games.

Butera, who will turn 30 on Aug. 9, missed time because of a broken left hand earlier in the season and was hitting .229 in 83 at-bats for the Red Wings. Defense has always been his strength. In 490 career at-bats for the Twins, Butera has a .182 batting average with five home runs.

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