Sal Butera

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Salvatore Philip Butera

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Biographical Information[edit]

Sal Butera saw action in nine big league seasons as a backup catcher. With the Minnesota Twins in 1987, he won a World Series ring, appearing as a defensive replacement for regular backstop Tim Laudner in Game 4. In 1989, Sal played for the Orlando Juice of the Senior Professional Baseball Association, hitting .283 in 47 games.

After his playing career, he managed the Osceola Astros from 1990 to 1992. In 1993 and 1994, he managed the Jackson Generals and then the Hardware City Rock Cats in 1995. He also did some scouting. Sal was the Toronto Blue Jays bullpen coach in 1998. In 2008, Butera was Special Assistant to the General Manager for the Blue Jays. He became a scout for the Jays in 2015, a year after serving as their video replay and catching coach.

Sal is the father of fellow journeyman backup catcher Drew Butera.

Notable Achievements[edit]

Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
1990 Osceola Astros Florida State League 72-66 7th Houston Astros
1991 Osceola Astros Florida State League 64-63 7th Houston Astros
1992 Osceola Astros Florida State League 72-62 7th Houston Astros
1993 Jackson Generals Texas League 73-62 2nd Houston Astros League Champs
1994 Jackson Generals Texas League 74-61 2nd Houston Astros Lost League Finals
1995 Hardware City Rock Cats Eastern League 65-77 9th Minnesota Twins

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