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Catcher Dan Butler progressing nicely for the Red Sox

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PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Earlier in spring training a couple of major leagues scouts were watching the Red Sox go through their pregame drills. Unprompted, one of the scouts mentioned Dan Butler, saying he has been very impressed by him. Another scout joined in, saying how much he likes how Butler calls a game and handles veteran pitchers.

Butler is one of the five catchers on the 40-man roster. He is probably the one you’ve heard the least about.

“Absolutely, he’s been under the radar his whole career and I’m dating back to college, too” said Chad Epperson, the team’s minor league catching coordinator.

Butler, 27, is entering his sixth season in the organization. He joined the Red Sox as a free agent in July 2009.

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