Oct 3 12:30p
Butler was claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on Thursday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
The Rangers dumped Butler from their 40-man roster on Monday in order to reinstate Nelson Cruz from his suspension, but it seems the Cardinals saw enough promise in the 27-year-old to roll the dice on him. He's unlikely to be included on the Cardinals' postseason roster, but expect the team to take a long look at him in the spring after he put together a .291/.395/.437 triple-slash line at Triple-A Round Rock in 2013. Butler could become a decent fourth outfielder option for the Cardinals.