Butler eager to exorcise World Series pain with 'clean start' in Oakland
MAR 26, 11:43p ET | Adrian Garro
Rotowire: Feb 24 / 9:41a ET
News: A's manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday that Butler will likely serve as designated hitter when the team faces right-handed pitchers, John Hickey of the Bay Area News Group reports.
Impact: The plan calls for Butler to start at first base against lefties, and while he'll likely get plenty of rest days when the A's face right-handers, it doesn't sound like Butler will be stuck in a platoon. Ike Davis figures to start at first base against right-handed pitching, and it's not entirely clear how the A's will cover the DH spot against lefties.