Full name is Daniel John Butler. Married his wife, Felice, on 11/18/17. Signed by Matt Mahoney (Red Sox). Hit .263 with 3 HR and 18 RBI in 27 games for the University of Arizona as a senior in 2009. Played for Yarmouth-Dennis and Brewster during the 2009 Cape Cod Baseball League season.
Led Triple-A Pawtucket with 72 games (71 starts) behind the plate...Hit .259 (60-for-232) with 15 2B, 4 HR, and 34 RBI...Caught 20 of 77 attempted base stealers (26.0%) and was part of 9 double plays. Went 17-for-51 (.333) with RISP, posting a .993 OPS (6 2B, 2 HR, 11 BB). Was batting .163 (7-for-43) entering play on 5/12...Over his next 30 games from 5/12-7/17, hit .357 with a .962 OPS (35-for-98, 15 R, 9 2B, 3 HR, 20 RBI). Reached base in 14 straight games from 6/13-7/13. Homered twice on 7/17 vs. Toledo, as the PawSox erased an 8-0 1st-inning deficit to win, 9-8...Hit a 2-run HR in the 4th and a game-tying 3-run shot in the 5th.
Batted .308 (45-for-146) with a .399 OBP and an .851 OPS in 48 games with Triple-A Pawtucket...Allowed only 1 passed ball and committed 0 errors in 353 chances in 47 games (41 starts) behind the plate...Threw out 8 of 37 (21.6%) attempted base stealers... Posted a .324/.416/.463 batting line against RHP (35-for-108, 9 2B, 2 HR, 15 BB)...Batted .344 (42-for-122) in his final 38 games (beginning 6/1)...Hit .464 (13-for-28) with a 1.188 OPS in August.
Spent the year with Triple-A Syracuse in his only season in the Nationals organization... Started at catcher in each of his 83 appearances...Acquired from BOS in exchange for LHP Danny Rosenbaum on 1/13...Hit .329 (24-for-73, 7 2B, HR) during a 21-game stretch from 6/12-7/12...Posted a .354 OBP in 18 games in June...Designated for assignment on 7/28 and outrighted to Syracuse on 7/31.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket...Enjoyed two MLB stints, including his big league debut on Aug. 10 at LAA...Was optioned back to Triple-A on Aug. 20 and recalled to the big leagues when rosters expanded on Sept. 1...First MLB hit came on Sept. 10 vs. BAL in the sixth inning, breaking up Wei-Yin Chen's bid for a perfect game...Became the first BOS player whose first career hit broke up a no-hitter in the sixth inning or later since Cecil Cooper on Sept. 11, 1971 at DET in the eighth inning off Joe Coleman...Collected first two career RBI in Boston's final game of the season on Sept. 28 vs. NYY, entering the game as a defensive replacement and going 1-for-2 with a bases-loaded, two-out double...Earned the "Lou Gorman Award," given annually by the Boston Chapter of the BBWAA to a BOS Minor League player that has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the Major League team.
Named PawSox team MVP in 1st full Triple-A season. Knocked a career-high 14 homers, 2nd on the club, in 84 games…Topped the team with a .479 SLG. Threw out 30.5% of attempted base stealers (25 of 82) in a team-high 72 games behind the plate…Led International League catchers with 54 assists. Launched a 10th-inning, game-winning solo homer in a 6-5 win on 6/19 at Columbus. Named the Red Sox Minor League Hitter of the Month for July after hitting .362 with 4 doubles, 5 homers, and 11 RBI in 18 games for Pawtucket. Hit .520 (13-for-25) with 4 homers and 10 RBI during a season-high 7-game hitting streak from 7/19-27. Drove in a season-high 4 runs on 7/19 at Durham…Had a season-high 4 hits in his next game, 7/21 at Durham. Homered 4 times over a 4-game stretch from 7/19-24, including a 2-homer effort on 7/23 at Norfolk. Played in 7 playoff games for Pawtucket, including 6 games behind the plate…Led the team with a .400 OBP while batting .286 (6-for-21) with a double, an RBI, and 2 walks. Following the season, appeared in 12 games for Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League.
Spent most of the year with Double-A Portland before appearing in a career-high 22Triple-A contests with Pawtucket. Between the 2 stops, threw out 38 of 114 attempted base stealers (33.3%). Notched 20 extra-base hits and 31 walks in 73 games with the Sea Dogs prior to an 8/3 promotion to Pawtucket.Drew 3 walks on 3 occasions (6/12 at Bowie, 6/24 at Trenton, and 7/22 at New Hampshire), the most by a Sea Dogs player all season.Reached safely via hit, walk, or HBP in 14 straight games with Portland from 5/31-6/23...Went 8-for-20 (.400) with 3 homers and 9 RBI in a 5-game span to begin that stretch, including home runs in back-to-back gamesfrom 6/5-6 vs. Bowie.Hit .302 (19-for-63) over his last 19 games with the Sea Dogs beginning 7/4.Reached safely in all 18 of 22 regular season games for Pawtucket.Connected for 2 home runs on 9/1 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY) as the PawSox clinched the Wild Card.Played in 6 postseason games for the PawSox, going 6-for-19 (.316)...Homered in Game 2 of the Governors' Cup Championship on 9/12 vs. Charlotte.Following the season, appeared in 28 games for Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League...Ranked 2nd among catching qualifiers throwing out 34.4% of base runners attempting to steal (11 of 32).
Batted .241 (92-for-381) with 25 doubles, 12 homers, 71 RBI and 54 walks in 113 games between High-A Salem, Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket...Began the season with Salem and was named to the Carolina League mid-season All-Star Team...Joined the Sea Dogs on 8/3, where he played 21 games before transferring to Pawtucket on 9/4...Combined to throw out 35.5 percent (49 of 138) of attempted base stealers across all 3 levels...Paced qualifying Carolina League catchers with a .995 fielding percentage (3 E/586 TC)...Led the Salem Sox in RBI (66), ranked 2nd in home runs (11) and was tied for 2nd in walks (45)...Ranked 5th in the Carolina League with a .351 AVG (20-for-57) and 24 RBI in 16 April games...Tallied 9 doubles and 5 homers during the month...Knocked a grand slam on 4/23 vs. Potomac and again in a season-high tying 7-RBI effort on 5/30 vs. Lynchburg (also 4/18 at Lynchburg)...Received CL Player of the Week honors on 3 occasions (4/18-24, 5/30-6/5, and 7/25-7/31)...Cracked a 2-run homer in Boston's 3/30 exhibition at Minute Maid Park...Following the season, posted a .313 clip (15-for-48) with 13 walks in 16 games for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League.
Led Red Sox farmhands in batting (.310) in 98 games spent mostly at Single-A Greenville and High-A Salem...Combined for 7 homers and 48 RBI...Named a South Atlantic League mid-season All-Star...Earned SAL Player of the Week honors for 4/19-25 after hitting .450 (9-for-20) with 4 doubles and 2 homers...Tabbed Red Sox Minor League Defensive Player of the Month for April...Batted .426 (23-for-54) over a 14-game hitting streak, 6/11-7/12...Ranked among SAL leaders in batting (2nd, .327), OBP (5th, .406), slugging (3rd, .523) and OPS (3rd, .929) prior to his promotion to Salem on 7/15...Also played 2 games with Triple-A Pawtucket in early July...Combined to throw out 33 of 121 attempted base stealers (27.2 percent).
Spent most of his 1st professional season in 22 games for Short-A Lowell...Also played 2 games for High-A Salem in early September...Returned to Lowell for the playoffs and went 2-for-11 (.182) in 3 postseason games...Crushed a go-ahead, 11th-inning homer and Lowell held on for a 3-2 win at Staten Island in Game 2 of the New York-Penn League semifinals...Combined to catch 8 of 27 (29.6%) attempting base stealers.