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Red Sox Catcher Dan Butler Announces Retirement and Joins Arizona as Bullpen Catcher

12up logo 12up 11/27/2018 Parker White
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All good things must come to an end. 

​On Tuesday, long time Boston Red Sox minor league catcher ​Dan Butler announced his retirement after 10 seasons. 

Butler will now move on to other pastures and has latched on with the Arizona Diamondbacks to be their bullpen catcher.

​​The 32-year-old backstop was an undrafted free agent and appeared in nine major league games, including two in 2018 that earned him a ​World Series ring. Butler is a native of Arizona, so he's returning home and is at the beginning stages of what could be a fruitful coaching career.

Over his 10 minor league seasons, Butler slashed .253/.345/.397 with 61 home runs and 343 RBI. In 25 career big league at-bats, he hit .200 (5-for-25) with three doubles and three RBI.

Though he won't go down as a Boston legend, fans can certainly appreciate the guy grinding his way in the minors and earning a shot in the bigs. Cheers to a solid career, Dan Butler. 


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