30-year old righty swinging DH/1B Billy Butler was getting phased out early this year by the Oakland A’s, but he is heating up lately. Since June 1st, Butler has played in 38 games for the A’s in which he is 34 of 102 (.333 avg) with 17 runs scored, 3 homers and 16 RBIs. Butler has now played in 70 games so far this year for the A’s and he is 51 of 179 (.285 avg, .769 OPS) with 21 runs scored, 4 homers and 27 RBIs. The A’s will keep giving Butler a lot of P.T. as long as he keeps raking at the plate.