Rockies option RHP Butler to work on off speed pitches

BY foxsports • June 11, 2015

Rockies starting pitcher Eddie Butler is being sent down to Triple A to work on his off speed pitches. Per MLB.com, Rockies manager Walt Weiss explained the move:

"We're looking for a little bit more separation, as far as velocity in some of Eddie's pitches…He doesn't have a lot of margin for error just because his velocity -- regardless of the pitch type -- is between 87 and 94 [mph] typically.”

In 11 starts, Butler posted a 4.80 ERA and a record of 3-6. In his last start on June 5 against the Marlins at Coors Field, Butler gave up the most earned runs he’s given up all season (6) in 5 1/3 innings pitched.

Butler sounded positive about his demotion saying, “when the consistency gets there, they said I'll be the first man back up.”

(h/t MLB.com)

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