Only two games behind the Arizona Diamondbacks for the NL West crown, the Colorado Rockies are still looking to add some veteran presence to their lineup in hopes of making a late season push.
The Rockies and Kansas City Royals have a agreed to a deal that will send catcher Drew Butera and cash considerations to Colorado and
The #Rockies have acquired catcher Drew Butera and cash considerations from the Kansas City Royals in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jerry Vasto.— Rockies PR (@RockiesPR) August 31, 2018
Butera, 35, has been the main backup to Salvador Perez during his near three-year stint with Kansas City. Butera has also spent time with the Minnesota Twins, LA Dodgers and Angels during his nine-year MLB career.
While Butera is only batting .188 this season with two home runs and 18 RBI, he's more known for his defense and has a reputation for being a good enforcer of opposing baserunners.
It's interesting to note that both players are set to become free agents after this season. We'll see if both of these guys make a good enough impact to earn themselves a role with these teams next season.