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Drew Butera
Minnesota Twins — No. 71
Catcher
Born: August 9, 1983 (1983-08-09) (age 26)
Evansville, Illinois
Bats: Right Throws: Right
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Career highlights and awards

Andrew Edward Butera (August 9, 1983, Evansville, Illinois) is a minor league catcher in the Minnesota Twins organization currently assigned to their triple A International League affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. The 6'1", 210 lbs. right hander is the son of former Major league catcher Sal Butera.[1]

Upon graduation from Bishop Moore High School in Orlando, Florida, Butera was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 48th round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft, but did not sign. He was then drafted in the fifth round of the 2005 Major League Baseball Draft out of the University of Central Florida by the New York Mets.[2]

In 2007, Butera batted .258 with five home runs and 22 runs batted in for the St. Lucie Mets to be named a Florida State League All-Star. Following the All-Star game, Butera was promoted to the double A Binghamton Mets. After a month at Binghamton, he was dealt to the Twins at the trade deadline along with Dustin Martin for second baseman Luis Castillo. On November 19, 2008, he was added to the Twins' 40 man roster.[3] He is currently playing Winter ball with Lobos de Arecibo of the Liga de Beisbol Profesional de Puerto Rico.[4]

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